Embassy of Pakistan
Ankara, 30 November 2022
CEREMONY COMMEMORATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN
PAKISTAN AND TURKIYE.
A tree plantation ceremony was held in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Türkiye on 30 November 2022. The event was hosted by the Turkish Deputy Minister Ambassador Faruk Kaymakci. Ambassador of Pakistan to Türkiye Dr. Yousaf Junaid, officials of Pakistan Embassy and Turkish diplomats participated in the ceremony.
Deputy Minister Kaymakci highlighted how the two states had supported each during critical times, as the relationship evolved from a strategic perspective. He expressed hope that this special relationship would further grow from strength to strength symbolized by the tree saplings planted today.
In his remarks, Ambassador Yousaf Junaid recalled that the relationship between the two nations described by the Prime Minister as “Two Hearts One Soul” was much older than 75 years. He underscored the long tradition of extending mutual support on all core issues, which testified to the enviable amity existing between the two sides.
The Ambassador expressed satisfaction on the existing robust institutional frameworks in place to take the relationship forward. In particular, he referred to the economic and connectivity opportunities and the recently signed Trade in Goods Agreement as the harbinger of a new future of this relationship.
The tree plantation ceremony was followed by a bilateral meeting of the Ambassador with Deputy Minister Ambassador Kaymakci. In the meeting, both sides took stock of the successful visit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Istanbul on 25-26 November 2022 and agreed to follow-up on the decisions taken during the visit.