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Turkiye indebted to Pakistan for support, says Emir Ozbay


LAHORE: In order to celebrate presidential awards 2023 conferred to senior writers Altaf Hassan Qureshi and Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, an Iftar-dinner reception was held amid gathering of senior diplomats from China, Turkey, Iran, academicians and media practitioners.

Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR) chairman and Foreign Affairs Expert Muhammad Mehdi hosted the reception at his residence. On the occasion, Turkey Consul General Lahore Emir Ozbay said that Turkey always speaks high state of Pakistan and people of Pakistan due to their warm feelings and affection for Turkey. He heaped praise for Pakistan’s overwhelming response and support in helping Turkey to deal with Earthquake catastrophe from rescue to rehabilitation work. Regionally and globally, he said, both brethren countries have full potential to grow and thrive upholding the supremacy of law and democracy.

Chinese Consulate Lahore Political head Mr Du said that such gatherings deepen the cause of people to people contact between China and Pakistan. Given the vision of President XI Jinping, China gives an immense importance to brethren and strategic relationship with Pakistan. Over last many decades, internationally multiple challenges impacted geo-political, geo-strategic and geo-economic landscapes, but Pak-China relations never unhurt, he added. In the backdrop of China’s financial assistance and loan rollover, He vowed that China will never Pakistan in lurch and will continue to support in all terms through thick and thin.

Khana-e-Farhang Iran Lahore Director General Jafar Ronas said that despite many headwinds, Pakistan and Iran as robust Islamic and neighboring counties can double down efforts to increase their mutual trade volume. He said as Pakistan stands with Iran, government of Iran also reciprocates. Illustrating both countries’ strong ties, he underlined the need to keep enhancing mutual cultural activities between Iran and Pakistan. Provision of 100 MW electricity to Gwadar by Iran is manifestation of healthy gesture, he added.

Muhammad Mehdi said that Pakistan always treasures relationships with China, Iran, Turkey and other friendly countries on the globe. Under the robust journey of joint development and prosperity, he said in categoric term that our bond will put far-reaching results on the changing dynamics of international politics and economy. He gave a big shoutout to Saudi-Iran Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Beijing saying game-changing development will unleash positive results in the region as well as in the world.

On the occasion, participants include Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Altaf Hassan Qureshi, Suhail Warriach (Editor Jang, Geo), Prof Dr Amanullah (Dean of Law & Social Sciences Punjab University, Mohsin Abbas Additional Secretary government of Punjab, Prof Dr Amjad Magsi, head of department Pakistan Study Center Punjab University and Secretary General of Professors & Lecturers Association of Punjab University, IIRMR president Yasir Habib Khan, Mr. Tayyab Qureshi, Chairman Roshan Pakistan, Mr Javed Nawaz (Ex-Diplomat), Mr Sabir Saddiq from LCCI.

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