Pakistan, Oman urged to make the most of CPEC and Gwadar Port

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Senator Zafarul Haq says that other countries should learn from Oman about peaceful coexistence without any religious prejudice.

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the house in Senate, Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq, urged Pakistan and Oman to further strengthen their bilateral relations and to jointly capitalise on the economic opportunities provided by the Gwadar Port and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

While addressing a reception hosted in honour of State Council of Oman President Dr Yahya Mahfoodh Salim Al-Manthri, Senator Zafarul Haq said that all the regional countries should learn from Omanis how to coexist peacefully without any religious prejudice, said a press release issued.

He said that Oman has made remarkable progress in the areas of social and economic development and has given a special focus to improvement of education, which offers a good precedent for the other neighbouring countries. He said that the visit of President State Council of Oman would open new avenues for economic cooperation between the two countries.

The visiting State Council of Oman President said that his meetings with the president and prime minister of Pakistan, Senate chairman and other senior government officials remained to be very fruitful and “we are looking forward for enhance bilateral relations between two countries.” The reception was attended by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and other high ranking government functionaries.