Relations with the Russian Federation are an
important priority of Pakistan’s foreign policy, said HE Mr Shafqat Ali Khan,
Ambassador of Pakistan to Russia addressing an event to mark 76th anniversary
of Pakistan’s independence.
The Ambassador said that relations between
Pakistan and Russia are on very positive trajectory. He expressed confidence in
further strengthening relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador praised the invaluable role of
the Pakistani community in Russia in enhancing cooperation and bringing the two
countries closer to each other.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow hosted an
event to celebrate the 76th anniversary of independence of Pakistan today, on
14 August 2023.
The ceremony started with the recitation from
the Holy Quran followed by a flag hoisting ceremony. The messages of the
President and the Prime Minister were read out by Third Secretary Muhammad
Tayyab and Third Secretary Mr. Jetha Nand respectively.
A Russian string quartet of Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatory performed classical adaptations of Pakistani songs ‘Jeevay
Jeevay’, ‘Sohni Dharti’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’.
Pakistanis residing in Russian Federation also
presented national songs and children performed on stage. The performance was
greatly appreciated by the audience, which included the members of the Pakistani community in Russia, employees of the Embassy, as well as Russian
friends of Pakistan.