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Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and HC Babar Amin

H.E. Mr. Babar Amin met with Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and Dr Prof. Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of Curtin University Perth

During his recent visit to Perth, Western Australia, the High Commissioner for Pakistan, Mr. Babar Amin held a meeting with Senator the Hon Linda Reynold, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs in Perth. He exchanged views on bilateral matters and expressed satisfaction at the historically friendly relations between Pakistan and Australia. He hoped that improvement in Pakistan-Australia relations in all spheres including Parliamentary and people-to-people contacts.

H.E.Mr. Babar Amin highlighted the business and investment opportunities for the Australian companies in Pakistan, particularly in the Special Economic Zones around China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He hoped that Australian business houses especially from Western Australia would benefit from the emerging investment opportunities in Pakistan. He thanked for the suggestion for holding an Open House in Western Australia regarding trade, investment and mining opportunities in Pakistan.

The High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin briefed the Hon Assistant Minister about the incoming meeting of Pakistan-Australia Joint Working Group on Border Protection and Transnational Crime and hoped that Australia would consider the improved security situation in Pakistan and revise its Travel Advisory to Pakistan accordingly.
H.E. Mr. Babar Amin invited the Hon Senator to join the Australia-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group to strengthen the linkages between the Australian and Pakistani Parliaments, which she had graciously agreed.

The Hon Senator Linda Reynold recalled her first visit to Pakistan last year and hoped similar visits in future. She also pointed out that the mining and other companies of Australia could take advantage of the new business opportunities in Pakistan as it was uniquely placed to take advantage of the One Belt One Road initiative. She promised to remain engaged with the High Commission and Pakistan community for the improvement of trade & investment relations between Pakistan and Western Australia.
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon Linda Reynold also appreciated High Commissionerís meeting with Vice Chancellor of the Curtin University for exploring training opportunities and joint ventures with Pakistani universities and institutions.

Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon.
 Linda Reynolds and High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin

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The High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin meeting with Dr Prof. Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of Curtin University, Perth

H.E. Mr. Babar Amin and Dr Prof. Deborah Terry

In Perth, Western Australia, the High Commissioner for Pakistan, Mr. Babar Amin held a meeting with Dr Professor Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor of the Curtin University at Perth.

The High Commissioner Mr. Babar Amin mentioned that Pakistan and Australia enjoyed deep rooted relations. He stated that Australia was the third most favoured destination of Pakistani students as around 13,000 Pakistani students were currently enrolled in Australia. Most of the Pakistani students were self-financing scholars who had paid around 660 million dollars as tuition and other fee to the Australian Universities and Institutions last year.

The High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Babar Amin further stated that Pakistan was currently sponsoring more than 100 students and scholars for their masterís and Ph.D degrees in Australia by providing them stipends and health insurance coverage etc.

The Vice Chancellor Dr Prof. Deborah Terry appreciated the High Commissioner for visiting Curtin University. She stated that Joint collaborative and research activities in agriculture, mining, engineering and science technology with Pakistani universities and institutions could be planned. She accepted the invitation to visit Pakistan and take a delegation for exploring various opportunities of cooperation including faculty and student exchanges and joint Ph.D programs. She hoped that Curtin and Pakistani Universities could jointly work to benefit from global research opportunities as well.

H.E. Mr. Babar Amin and VC Curtin Uni Dr Prof. Deborah Terry


 

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