By Shabbir Hussain
ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (Alliance News):The Romania Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday organized a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate its the 105th National Day, the realization of Great Union, which falls on December 1.
Addressing the participants of the ceremony, Romanian Charge d’ Affaires Eduard-Robert Preda said the ‘National Day’ was a moment of remembrance for Romanians of the historical act of December 1, 1918 when the centuries-long ideal of national unity had been achieved, building the foundation of the modern Romanian state.
He said that Romania and Europe would always remember that over a million soldiers from South Asia had fought heroically during the World War I and 60.000 of them, mostly from today’s Pakistani Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had paid the ultimate price in defending the ideals of peace, freedom, liberty, dignity, democracy and fundamental human rights.
The envoy said Romania and Pakistan enjoyed very good bilateral relations. “We acknowledge Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism, militancy and radical extremism and hope that these endeavours will continue to be an important part of international war on terror.
“We are eager to work hard to take forward the bilateral agenda, as well as the cooperation within the EU-Pakistan framework and in multilateral formats, especially in the United Nations,” he added.
Highlighting the eagerness to work towards advancing the bilateral agenda, the Ambassador emphasized the cooperation within the EU-Pakistan framework and various multilateral formats, particularly within the United Nations.
He noted the recent dynamism and collaboration witnessed in recent years, positioning both countries for a pragmatic relationship based on mutual interest.
The event was attended by the large number of people, including foreign diplomates, educationists, academia, media persons, members of civil society and various welfare organization.