KARACHI: The Ambassador of Morocco Mustapha Salahdine and the Honorary Consul General of Morocco Ishtiaq Baig hosted a reception at a local hotel in Karachi to celebrate the 15th Enthronement Anniversary of King Mohammed VI of Kingdom of Morocco.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was the chief guest who flew to Karachi to attend the event. Federal Minister for Industries Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi was the guest of honour. A large number of diplomats, government officials, dignitaries and business leaders attended the reception despite Eid holidays.
In accordance with the spirit of the event, the reception hall was decorated with portraits of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and national flags of both the countries. The ceremony commenced with Morocco and Pakistani national anthems and a cake was cut by the dignitaries with Moroccan flag.
Punjab governor highlighted in his address the relationship of both brotherly Muslim countries and the potential to enhance bilateral trade and investment. He acknowledged the support of Pakistan in the independence movement of Morocco. He said that he had visited Morocco many times and was impressed by the hospitality, love and affection of Moroccan people for Pakistanis.
The Ambassador Mustapha Salahdine in his speech thanked the governor, federal minister and dignitaries for attending the ceremony, which showed Pakistani people’s love and affection for Moroccans. He emphasized the need of more affective interaction between both countries.
The Honorary Consul General Ishtiaq Baig extended his heartiest greetings to His Majesty and the people of Morocco on the auspicious occasion and asked Pakistani businessmen to visit Morocco exploring possibility of joint ventures in various fields.
Those who attended were CEO TDAP S. M. Muneer, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, former chief justice (r) Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui, President FPCCI Zakaria Usman, Chairman APTMA Yasin Siddik, President Habib Metropolitan Bank Sirajuddin Aziz, consul generals of France, Russia, China, Turkey, Switzerland, Thailand, Oman, and Iran with the social elite of the city.
A special Moroccan cuisine was served at the end of the celebration.
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