Embassy of Poland celebrates 105th anniversary of Independence, Armed Forces Day

Islamabad  : Embassy of Poland, Pakistan has celebrated the 105th anniversary of Poland’s Independence and Armed Forces Day.

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, and Parliamentary Affairs, Murtaza Solangi,  Chief Guest at the ceremony on the occasion of Poland’s Independence and Armed Forces Day. The ceremony was also attended by the diplomats, ambassadors European countries, Business community, military personnels, civil society and media.

Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, and Parliamentary Affairs, Murtaza Solangi has underlined the need for expanding relations between Pakistan and Poland in trade, economic, and investment sectors.

He was speaking as a Chief Guest at the ceremony held in Islamabad on the occasion of Poland’s Independence and Armed Forces Day.

Acknowledging the active role of the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) in Pakistan, Murtaza Solangi expressed the desire for the company to expand its operations in Pakistan. He highlighted the investment opportunities available in various sectors, including mining, information technology, energy, agriculture, and defense production, and encouraged Polish investors to explore these prospects. 

Underlining the role played by the Polish pilots in the progress and development of Pakistan Air Force, Murtaza Solangi said Polish Air Commodore Turowicz will always be remembered forever. 

Ambassador of Poland in Pakistan Maciej Pisarski, on the occasion, said, “This year, we have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Pakistan. We are just about to start the seventh decade of our cooperation.”

Regarding trade ties between the two countries, he said, “We can point to an upward trajectory in the trade between our countries, approaching $900 million. This growth has a lot to do with Pakistani exporters taking advantage of the European Union’s generous GSP plus program.”

The ambassador highlighted that Orlen/PGNIG – Polish Oil and Gas Company, invested in the exploration of tied gas deposits in Pakistan.

He said, “The Polish government fully supports the company’s engagement in bringing indigenous Pakistani gas to Pakistani consumers.”

Expressing interest in cooperation in new fields with Pakistan, he said, “We see opportunities in exploring collaboration in the water sector: water purification and water management technologies. Such projects can address some of the challenges of the adverse effects of climate change.”

The ambassador also said that his country would continue engagement with Pakistani non-governmental organizations in projects related to education and women empowerment.

“We are eager to continue political and strategic dialogue with our Pakistani partners. This year’s successful high-level political consultations have given us a lot of encouragement in this regard,” the envoy added.

The Information Minister also conveyed warm congratulations to the government and people of Poland on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan on Poland’s National Day. He underscored the importance of the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Poland, emphasizing the strength and depth of the ties.

Highlighting the positive and collaborative aspects of the relationship, the Minister praised the consistent cooperation between the two nations on various levels, fostering a spirit of encouragement. He recognized the pivotal role of the Embassy of Poland in Islamabad in strengthening and solidifying the relations between Pakistan and Poland. 

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