Pakistan, Egypt enjoy long-term, deep relations based on mutual respect, trust

Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan values its relations with the Arab Republic of Egypt and people as well as governments of the two countries trace a common bond of historical, cultural and traditional relations dating back to 1940s when the two countries achieved freedom.

Today Egypt has a prominent status in the family of the Arab as well as the African countries and both its people’s prosperity and economic progress of the country have lessons for the developing nations to learn.

These views were e xpressed by guest at a reception hosted by Ambassador of Egypt Dr Tarek Dahroug in connection with the celebrations of Pak- Egypt 75th Friendship anniversary Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Zahid Akram Durrani was the chief guest on the occasion.

Among the prominent guests who attended the national day reception included ex-Information Minister and senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Raja Zafarul Haq, Senator Sehar Kamran, Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer Faisal Zahid Malik, Ambassadors of Palestine, Jordan, Yemen, former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi, Dean of Diplomatic Corps Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov, Abdullah Hameed Gul, diplomats from the Arab countries, parliamentarians, religious scholars, notable personalities and members of the diplomatic corps.

A good number of the members of business community and Egyptian nationals also attended the 75th anniversary of Pak Egypt Friendship They congratulated Ambassador Tarek Dahroug and Mrs Aliaa Sarwat on the auspicious occasion.

National anthems of the two countries were also played on the occasion and a pyramid-shaped cake was also cut to commemorate the National Day.

Zahid Akram Durrani NA Deputy Speaker while congratulating the ambassador expressed his hope that the relations between Pakistan and Egypt would grow further with the passage of time.

He said Egypt has been a cradle of civilizations and world heritage and tourists from around the world visit this country to discover its beautiful places, scenes and sites.

He recalled that Egypt was among the first countries to offer recognition to Pakistan and established diplomatic ties with it in 1948.

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