Tariq Saeed Peshawar
The honorary consulate of the brotherly Muslim country Tunisian for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was opened in the provincial metropolis Peshawar the other day.
Mr. Borhene EL Kamel the ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Pakistan inaugurated the Consulate in an impressive ceremony attend by the elites of the town, high ranking civil officers, representatives of the foreign office, business men, diplomats and a large contingent of print and electronic Media. A leading businessman of the town and a prominent social worker Ahmad Rasheed who has been entrusted with the responsibilities of the honorary Consul General of Tunisia for KP was also present on the occasion.
Talking to the Media after unveiling the plaque and later addressing a reception hosted at a local hotel the Tunisian Diplomat expressed the hope that opening of Tunisian consulates in major cities of Pakistan would strengthen the ties between the two brotherly countries.
The reception was also graced by the speaker KP assembly Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, Advisor to Chief Minister KP Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif.
Mr. Borhene EL Kamal observed there were vat opportunities between Pakistan and Tunisia to cooperate in the fields of defense, textile, sports, tourism and other sectors and enhancing trade activities in those fields can benefit both countries. He sounded optimistic that the newly established Tunisian Consulate in Peshawar under the leadership of Consul General Mr. Ahmad Rasheed would play an effective role to meet these targets and the promotion of trade ties between the two countries.
The Tunisian ambassador also lauded the effective role Pakistan played in the war against terrorism adding Pakistan is blessed to have best defense experts in the world and Tunisia would love to seek their technical cooperation in further strengthening its defense.
He said while Tunisia was self-sufficient in the production of Olives and dates, Pakistan stood best in the production of textile and rice besides having a great tourism potential and the two countries could have great benefit from each other in those fields. He also emphasized the need of exchanging the trade delegations between the two counties.
Speaking on the occasion the speaker KP assembly Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said the two Muslim counties Tunisia and Pakistan were tied in historic and cultural relations that were of utmost importance. He said it was imperative that both the countries should cash the opportunity and benefit from their expertise in the fields of trade, Tourism and culture. Advisor to CM KP on Information and Public Relations Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, President KP Chamber of Commerce and industries , Representative of the Foreign Ministry Miss Sundas Ali Khan and honorary Consul General of Tunisia for KP Mr. Ahmad Rasheed also spoke on the occasion.