PR No.232 National Day celebrations organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo, on 23 March 2017. Islamabad: March 23, 2017

A flag Hoisting ceremony was held in Embassy of Pakistan Cairo, to mark the National Day, on 23 March 2017 that coincided this year with the 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan. Pakistani community resident in Egypt and representatives  of local print and electronic media participated in the event, says a press release received from Cairo here today.

Messages of President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on the occasion, were read out to the audience. Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Mushtaq Ali Shah shed light on the government’s vision of ‘Peace for Development’ and its achievements in socioeconomic fields in the past few years. He especially highlighted close coordination between the government, the armed forces and various segments of the civil society in building a national narrative on peace, security and development. The Ambassador also appreciated the role played by the Pakistani community in Egypt in promoting trust and understanding between the peoples of our two countries.

On this occasion, the students of students and children of the Pakistan International School Cairo (PISC) gave a colorful performance of tableaus and folk dances to the tunes of national songs. Leading daily newspapers ‘Egyptian Gazette’ and  ‘Al-Gamhouria’ carried special supplements on the occasion.

Later the Ambassador gave interviews to the local print and electronic media, in which he highlighted the strong bonds of fraternity and mutually beneficial cooperation that so happily existed between our two peoples and countries. Bilateral cooperation, he said, had steadily grown in the past few years in all domains and expressed his confidence that relations between the two countries would grow from strength to strength in the years ahead.

The ceremony ended with the customary light refreshments for the participants.