Multan, 31 May 2023 (TDI): The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, Yerzhan Kistafin, visited Multan and was invited as a guest to the graduation ceremony at the Alfalah Institute of Banking and Finance.

Multan is the 5th most populous city in Pakistan and the cultural and industrial hub of the southern Punjab region of Pakistan. Multan is also known as “the city of saints” due to the significant number of dargahs of Sufi saints in the city.

This first working trip to Multan was made by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan on May 28. This city is also popular around the world for its “Chaunsa Mangoes,” which are known for their premium quality and rich taste.

Pakistan and Kazakhstan have a history of long-standing ties that can be traced back to 1992. Both countries have strong cultural and religious similarities, which have fostered a deep sense of mutual respect and understanding.

People from both countries have a soft spot for each other, and this has led to several successful collaborations in various fields such as trade, education, and tourism.

Pakistan and Kazakhstan have also been working together to promote peace and stability in the region, with both countries playing an active role in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

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The two countries have also been exploring opportunities for joint ventures in areas such as energy, infrastructure development, and mining.

In recent years, both countries have worked actively to promote public diplomacy, and the role of Ambassador Kistafin is very prominent in this regard. This trip was also the continuation of the efforts made to promote relations at the ground level.

In a nutshell, the relationship between Pakistan and Kazakhstan is based on mutual trust and respect and is set to grow stronger in the years to come. These kinds of visits help to build a better understanding at the public level, ultimately promote public diplomacy, and foster existing ties.