Lahore 28 June 2023 (TDI): Ambassador Mehmet Paçacı, a diplomat, recently concluded a highly productive and influential working visit to Lahore, further solidifying the deep-rooted and mutually beneficial relationship between Türkiye and Pakistan.

His visit encompassed various engagements that highlighted the commitment of both nations to enhancing bilateral ties and fostering cooperation across multiple domains.

Captivating Lecture on Türkiye-Pakistan Relations

Ambassador Paçacı delivered a captivating lecture on Türkiye-Pakistan relations to the participants of the 118th National Management Course. The lecture served as a platform to showcase the strength and dynamism of the enduring partnership between Türkiye and Pakistan, emphasizing shared values and a vision that propels the two nations forward.

Ambassador Paçacı’s insightful remarks not only deepened the participants’ understanding of the rich historical and cultural ties between the two nations but also inspired them to explore new avenues for collaboration and exchange.

Cultural Diplomacy at Its Best

Ambassador Paçacı also paid a special visit to the renowned Yunus Emre Institute, a Turkish Cultural Center in Lahore, solidifying cultural bonds. This visit showcased Türkiye’s commitment to promoting Pakistan’s Turkish language and culture and strengthening the deep-rooted cultural ties between the two nations.

Ambassador Paçacı gained insights into the commendable cultural efforts fostering Türkiye-Pakistan understanding, strengthening relations, and promoting mutual respect. These efforts have significantly contributed to bilateral cooperation. Moreover, the discussions highlighted the significance of cultural diplomacy as a powerful tool for building bridges.

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Exploring Collaborative Opportunities in Education

Ambassador Paçacı held a constructive meeting with Vice Chancellor Yusuf Moeed of Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in Lahore. The meeting focused on exploring cooperation opportunities in the field of education and further strengthening the strong Türkiye-Pakistan bilateral relations.

The discussions also encompassed potential avenues for collaboration, including academic exchanges, research partnerships, and student mobility programs. The meeting emphasized the shared vision of both nations in promoting educational collaboration.

Strengthening Diplomatic Relations

During this visit, Ambassador Paçacı also paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Punjab, Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman. They discussed matters of mutual interest and focused on strengthening the ties between Türkiye and Punjab. The meeting highlighted the commitment of both nations to deepening cooperation and fostering enhanced diplomatic relations.