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Hungary values its relations with Pakistan: Ambassador Istvan Szabo

By Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Ambassador of Hungary to Pakistan Istvan Szabo said that Hungarian Government valued its relations with Pakistan and appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to strengthen regional peace and security and to suppress terrorist activities which further bolster the issues of illegal, unchecked and non-regularized mass migration. He was addressing an Interactive Session of Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) on the topic of “Pakistan-Hungary Relations: Historical Perspective and Current Situation” at Islamabad Club on Monday.

Hungarian Envoy on the occasion share the country’s history and rich culture along with a further discussion on how to strengthen the bond between the two countries through exploring the economic, educational, social and cultural opportunities

The Istvan Szabo reaffirmed that the Pakistan-Hungary relationship has many prospects. Providing a brief history of the relationship between the two countries, he stated that these ties have been laid on a firm, emotional, intellectual and practical foundation of the mutual contacts that have evolved since the independence of Pakistan. The Ambassador stated that ever since the official ties were established in 1965, both countries have succeeded in building a growing and enduring relationship that thrives on the basis of trust, confidence and mutual respect. Hungary looks upon Pakistan as an essential power to safeguard peace and security in a highly important, but inherently volatile part of the world.

The President of Centre for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Major General Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery extended his special gratitude to the Ambassador István Szabó for accepting the invitation to give a talk on how to strengthen the bond between the two countries by utilizing the CGSS Interactive Series platform. About 60 people including the senior members of CGSS Advisory Board, business community, experts, economic analysts and students from various universities attended the session.

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