Islamabad, 9 December 2021 (TDI): Embassy of Kazakhstan in Islamabad celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Independence of Kazakstan with a grand reception on the 8th of December 2021, in Islamabad.
Address of Pakistani Minister of Information and Broadcasting
On Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain addressed in the event of the 30th Anniversary of the Independence of Kazakstan. The Minister congratulated Kazakhstan’s government and people on their national day on behalf of Pakistanis.
He said that the strong diplomatic, historical, religious, and political links between Pakistan and Kazakhstan were founded on shared religious and cultural values, and the two countries had the potential to become key commercial partners.
He also mentioned that Islamabad and Astana must collaborate at all levels to promote peace and stability in the globe, particularly in the region. Both states, he noted, were members of major international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
He said the world, including Kazakhstan, must take steps to assist alleviate the humanitarian issues of Afghan people, speaking at an event commemorating Kazakhstan’s national day. He went on to say that peace and security in Afghanistan are not only critical for Pakistan but also for the whole region.
Under the ‘Vision Central Asia Policy,’ the minister stated that his government was dedicated to promoting inclusive collaboration with Central Asian nations.
Kazakhstan was a significant Asian country, he said, emphasising the importance of further bilateral cooperation in the industrial and agricultural sectors by both countries, whose economies were primarily dependent on such areas.
The minister stated that the two nations needed to cooperate together in areas such as politics, commerce, investment, energy, bilateral relations, security, and culture, and that they should promote bilateral collaboration among their private sectors.
The Minister said that Pakistan aims to extend the railway and road network with the Central Asian States. He added that both nations had a significant position in the area owing to their geographic importance and proximity to the Silk Route.
He said that Islamabad had achieved a unique standing in the globe since it was only three hours distant from 65 percent of the world’s population.
While highlighting the trade potential of Pakistan he said that the country has great potential particularly in the areas of energy, agriculture, information technology, communications, construction, and railroads.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan on the reception
Ambassador of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kistafin addressed during a banquet hosted by his embassy to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s National Day. During his address, he reminded when the people of his nation rose up for freedom three decades ago following the fall of the Soviet Union.
He highlighted the importance of Kazakhstan. He said that Kazakhstan is a major Central Asian country. She is making rapid growth, and these successes are the hard-won fruits of Kazakhstan’s people’s battle for independence and a distinct identity. He also stressed the willingness of Kazakhstan to deepen its ties with Pakistan.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Pakistan, a significant portion of the event was given to an exhibition of art, craft, and textile work by young artists and craftswomen. The ambassador stated that the event would be an appropriate venue for the artists to display their work.
Global Ambassador Award for “Best Young Diplomat”
In addition, the Information Minister honoured a young Kazakhstan native, Kempirbayeva Dilyara Galevna, with the Global Ambassador Award for “Best Young Diplomat” for her remarkable achievements in boosting diplomatic ties between Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
Kempirbayeva Dilyara Galevna, a young diplomat who received her education at the Kazakh Institute of Management and Economic Forecasting and subsequently from the University “Turan” Astana, was inducted into Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014.
She served as Acting Attaché of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s department of Foreign Economic Policy for almost a year (2014). She was later appointed as Attaché to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s department of Foreign Economics Policy from the last month of 2014 to July 2016.
Then as the Third Secretary to the department of Foreign Economics Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 2016 to 2017. She was appointed as Second Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s department of Foreign Economic Policy in 2017 and remained there till 2019.
She is now the First Secretary of Kazakhstan’s Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. She has been working nonstop since then to improve herself. Currently, she has been working to improve bilateral relations between the two countries.
She is also in charge of organising two Intergovernmental Joint Commissions meetings in Islamabad and Almaty. The Pak-Kaz business forum-2021 was also arranged under his guidance.
She also aided Kazakhstani ambassadors in Pakistan in boosting commerce and trade, as well as developing strong media links and civil society interactions. His brief diplomatic career has been marked by hard labour and accomplishments.