ISLAMABAD  - Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Friday stressed the importance of regular parliamentary exchanges with other countries to strengthen bilateral relations.

Ayaz Sadiq visited the Foreign Office where he was welcomed by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi was also present on the occasion. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary briefed the Speaker on the contours of Pakistan's Foreign policy .

 He emphasised the role of public diplomacy and parliamentarians in projecting Pakistan. The briefing was also attended by senior officers of the ministry. While appreciating the work done by the Foreign Office, the Speaker emphasised the importance of regular parliamentary exchanges with other countries which were essential for strengthening relations. The speaker also visited the recently constructed consular section and expressed satisfaction on the modern facilities being provided to facilitate the general public.