Algerian ambassador keen to carry out joint literary projects, exchange of writers’ mutual visits

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Zubair Qureshi

Ambassador of Algeria Brahim Romani visited Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) and showed keenness for exchange of writers and joint literary projects between the two countries.

Chairman of the PAL Dr Yousuf Khushk received the distinguished guest and briefed him about the working and literature-promotional activities of the academy.

“Pakistan and Algeria are having golden friendship in politics, economics, trade, defence and every field of life. My heart feels very happy to visit Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad as I believe that this visit will establish literary relations between both the countries” said Brahim Romani.

He appreciated the role of PAL in this regard saying he would make sure to further strengthen the literary relations through literary activities on reciprocal basis.He further added that an MoU of cooperation in the field of literature may be signed between PAL and its counterpart of Algeria. He also encouraged the reciprocal visits of writers and poets between Pakistan and Algeria.

Dr. Yousuf Khushk while thanking the ambassador for showing interest in the PAL’s working said his endeavor would definitely bring far reaching results in developing writer to writer contact of both the countries and ensured his full cooperation regarding the proposals of MoU signing and other literary projects as suggested by him. Dr Khushk further said that he strongly believed that literature was the best and the most viable forum where both the countries could foster people to people contacts and develop friendly linkages. He added that the exchange of writers’ delegations and translation of literature on reciprocal basis is the need of the hour.

They also agreed to celebrate the Pakistan – Algeria 60 years diplomatic relations from the platform of the literature to deepen the thick ties of both the countries.