COPAIR hosts Iftar dinner for Central Asia + Azerbaijan format Ambassadors to Pakistan
During the deliberations economic connectivity, tourism, youth and women empowerment remained in focus
Islamabad: 18 April 2022 – Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR) & Pakistan in the World, International Magazine co-hosted Iftar dinner in the honor of Diplomats of Central Asia + Azerbaijan format here in Islamabad at COPAIR. Dean of Diplomatic Corp, Ambassador Turkmenistan, H.E Atadjan Movlamov & Spouse, Ambassador Azerbaijan, H.E Khazar Farhadov & Spouse, Ambassador Kazakhstan H.E Yerzhan Kistafin and Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic H.E Ulanbek Totuiae, Third secretary of Embassy of Uzbekistan Mr. Oybek graced the event with their presence.
Speaking at the occasion, President COPAIR- Amna Munwwar Awan welcomed the excellences, and dignitaries for attending the dinner. During the deliberations, economic connectivity, tourism, youth, and women empowerment remained in focus. President COPAIR also urged for multilateral engagement through the promotion of trade, tourism, and people-to-people contacts.” With ‘peace’ and ‘regional connectivity as the main elements of its geo-economic strategy, Pakistan is going to make rapid strides in diverse fields – up to Central Asia and beyond, she concluded.
The guest dignitaries lauded the undergoing projects and initiatives of COPAIR and also pledged cooperation to boost tourism and connectivity. Furthermore, diplomats also shared the experiences, traditions, and cultural environment of Ramazan in their countries. The participants agreed that all Islamic countries have similarities and this month further strengthens the bond of unity and brotherhood among them. They were of the view that such gatherings provide opportunities for cultural exchange.
Tazeen Akhtar- Editor of Pakistan in the World stated that Pakistan’s cultural, political, religious, and trade relations and linkages with Central Asia are not anything new. Both sides have a lengthy history of mutual interaction and a closer relationship.