Pakistan’s president and Turkish Ambassador opens week-long photo exhibition in Islamabad
To mark the 71st anniversary of Pakistan-Turkey diplomatic ties, a special exhibition of photographs has been organized in Islamabad.
The photo exhibition titled “Journey of Friendship and Brotherhood: A Pictorial Survey of Turkey-Pakistan Relations”, was inaugurated by President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkey’s Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul.
The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy and the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre and be open for visitors from April 13 to 20 at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain said his country considers Turkey as the “best friend”.
“Our excellent bilateral relations can be seen at the international forums, where Pakistan and Turkey always support each other,” Hussain told the participants.
Congratulating the Turkish Embassy and Yunus Emre Institute for their efforts to inform the new generation about the common heritage between the two nations, Hussain expressed hope that such events would also be organized in other parts of Pakistan.
HE Mustafa Yurdakul, Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, said Turkey and Pakistan shared some historical anecdotes relating to Pakistan-Turkey ties and underlined that there are few nations who enjoy such unique relations.
The ambassador said that Turkey and Pakistan are neighbours without physical borders.
He also indicated the relations between the two countries are based on “heartfelt affection and inherit its strength from pure, simple and absolute brotherhood.”