Pakistan’s Envoy Shafqat Ali for close academic ties with Eastern Europe specially Poland

WARSAW: Pakistan’s Ambassador in Warsaw emphasized the significance his nation hooked up to its family members with Poland that used to be a key participant within the Central and Eastern Europe.

In as unique interview with Geo News in Warsaw, Mr Shafqat Ali Khan referred to the dramatic growth Poland had made all the way through the decade in political and financial fields and expressed delight on the sure trajectory of expansion in Pakistan-Poland bilateral family members.

Ambassador Shafqat Ali Khan who were given his upper schooling from King College, London, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Uppsala University, Sweden, joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in early 1990s.

During the interview, the ambassador used to be accompanied by counselor of the diplomatic challenge Mr Shifaat Ahmad Kaleem.

The ambassador Shafqat underlined the significance of close academic hyperlinks between Pakistan and East European Countries specially Poland. He stated that despite the fact that academic exchanges wanted very long time to mature however those gave sturdy effects. The newly appointed ambassador of Pakistan has been stationed in Warsaw for the final 3 months.

Emphasising the significance of public international relations, he stated, it might be of considered one of his priorities to construct additional cooperation between instructional establishments of Pakistan and Poland. Exchange of students and researchers play a very important position in strengthening family members amongst countries.

Commenting at the industry family members between Pakistan and Poland, he said that Pakistan’s exports to Poland stood at round 123 million Euros and imports from Poland have been about 113 million Euros in line with annum and there used to be extensive scope for enhancement of the industry quantity between the 2 pleasant nations.

He added that Polish shopper’s buying energy used to be rising all of a sudden and Polish financial expansion price used to be at three%. The Polish annual industry used to be 400.five billion USD.

The ambassador stated, Polish oil and fuel exploration firms had industry and funding in Pakistan. The state owned PGNiG used to be making plans on increasing its manufacturing and exploration projects in Pakistan. PGNiG were running in Pakistan for two decades now and sought after to extend its funding footprint within the nation.

Talking concerning the historical past of family members between Pakistan and Poland, Ambassador Shafqat Ali Khan stated, the family members dated again to the 1940s when Karachi housed 3000 Polish refugees all through the second one global warfare. After the Independence of Pakistan on August 14, 1947, Quaid-i-Azam sanctioned number of thirty Polish Pilots for a 3 years contract to lend a hand identify Pakistan Air Force. These Polish pilots labored for Pakistan with exceptional zeal and dedication. One of those Pilots Wadysaw Józef Marian Turowicz made Pakistan his house and went directly to turn into Air Commodore. He used to be additionally a founding father of SUPARCO. He died in 1980 and is buried in Karachi.

Poland prolonged precious help to Pakistan after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. Poland despatched army engineers, geological scientists, and rescue canine. Poland helped Pakistan to rebuild the earthquake-affected towns.

On Pakistan’s financial system and funding alternatives within the nation, the Ambassador stated, in spite of of demanding situations Pakistan had essential growth within the fields of Political consolidation, financial expansion and counter-terrorism.

About OPEC, he stated, the China Pakistan financial hall (CPEC) used to be of immense importance now not most effective for Pakistan however the greater area as smartly.

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