Pakistan and Turkey to promote educational and cultural linkages

ANKARA (Turkey) — Young students have a vital role to play in strengthening the friendship and brotherhood between Pakistan and Turkey, said Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Sohail Mahmood, urging Pakistani students to represent Pakistan in Turkey in an exemplary manner.

Mr. Sohail Mahmood was speaking at a festive “Pakistan Day” event, organized by students of Middle East Technical University, in Ankara on 15 April. The event was attended by a large number of Pakistani, Turkish and international students, and faculty members.

Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Sohail Mahmood, who was the chief guest of the event, suggested that educational linkages between Turkey and Pakistan should be further promoted. Pakistani students have a vital role in promoting the economic and social development of Pakistan, he said. He also urged he students to complete their studies in Turkey with distinction and then return to the homeland to make their indispensable contribution to the process of national development.

pak-turkey-event1Addressing the participants of “Pakistan Day” celebrations, Mr. Sohail Mahmood said it is a matter of prestige that over 1000 Pakistani students are currently pursuing higher studies in leading Turkish Universities. He hoped that more Pakistani students would join Turkish Universities and the number of Turkish students in Pakistan would also grow.

The Envoy also briefed the audience about the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for socio-economic development. He said that prudent economic management is resulting in turn around of the economy and international financial institutions and private investors are acknowledging the steady improvement in the country’s overall economic outlook. He added that foreign investors including leading Turkish companies are scaling up their involvement in diverse sectors such as energy, agriculture, infrastructure and housing.

Lauding the excellent performance of Pakistani students during the Pakistan Day activities, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood assured that Pakistan Embassy would continue to support all positive initiatives for rightful projection of Pakistani culture and way of life in Turkey.

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