Sada-e-Watan Sydney ™
President Pervez Musharraf has left Islamabad on a one week visit to Australia and New Zealand. He was seen off at Chaklala Airbase by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Chairman Senate Muhammadmian Soomro. Talking to newsmen before his departure, the President said he would exchange views on regional and international issues and promotion of trade and commercial relations during his talks with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand. He said promotion of trade and commercial relations would also be the focus of his discussions with leaders of these two countries. He pointed out that Australia and New Zealand have developed their agriculture and livestock sectors on modern lines and he would be seeking their cooperation to develop these sectors in Pakistan. General Pervez Musharraf said that he will also sign a number of MoUs including commercial cooperation and counter terrorism. He hoped his visit would further boost Pakistan's economic, commercial and trade ties with Australia and New Zealand. The President is accompanied by the Minister for Industries Jehangir Khan Tareen, Chairman Higher Education Dr. Attaur Rehman, Chairman Export Promotion Bureau Tariq Ikram, Foreign Secretary Riaz M. Khan and Information Secretary Shahid Rafi. President Pervez Musharraf made a brief stopover in Kaula Lumpur this morning on his way to Australia. President of Pakistan is in Australian airspace and is expected to arrive at Canberra Airport.