Budapest, 8 September 2023 (TDI): Pakistan Embassy in Hungary hosted the inaugural art show of Pakistani artists in Budapest on September 4.

The opening ceremony took place on September 4, 2023, and the exhibit runs until September 8, 2023, at Budapest’s Yunus Emre Institute.

The exhibition titled ‘ChaharBagh’ meaning the four gardens of paradise, showcased art by eight Pakistani artists.

The event was a collaboration between the Embassy of Turkey in Hungary and the Yunus Emre Institute.

The opening ceremony saw a significant turnout, with Hungarian dignitaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps, art enthusiasts, students, and media personnel in attendance.

Pakistan and Turkey Ambassadors, along with Chief Guest Peter Jakob, Director General of Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, inaugurated the exhibition.

In his welcoming speech, Pakistani Ambassador Asif Hussain Memon emphasized the exhibition’s theme and Pakistan’s vibrant artistic heritage.

He also emphasized the significance of hosting regular art and cultural events to promote cultural exchanges between Pakistan and Hungary.

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The Ambassador expressed gratitude to the Turkish Ambassador for their valuable support.

The Turkish Ambassador to Hungary emphasized the longstanding historical ties between Turkey and Pakistan and expressed a commitment to supporting collaborative efforts.

Moreover, Péter Jakab, Director General of the Asia Pacific Department, emphasized the expanding bilateral relations between Hungary and Pakistan, spanning various fields, including arts and culture. He commended the Pakistan Embassy’s initiatives in this regard.

Sundas Azfar, the exhibition’s curator, conveyed the exhibition’s theme in her recorded video message.

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The participants applauded the Pakistan Embassy’s efforts in orchestrating the exhibition and offering the inaugural opportunity to showcase Pakistan’s vibrant art and culture in the heart of Hungary.

The guests enjoyed traditional Pakistani cuisine and refreshments.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Budapest is proud to host this art exhibition, featuring the works of talented artists and fostering cross-cultural exchange.

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Mohsin Bakht Yar
Mohsin Bakht Yar is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of International Relations program at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. He possesses extensive volunteering experience within university societies, as well as various organizations and foundations across Pakistan. At Present, his role as a contributor at The Diplomatic Insight is focused on enhancing his writing abilities.