Dean of Diplomatic Corps,
And ladies and gentlemen!
It’s a privilege to have you here this evening as we celebrate both the Korean Foundation Day and Armed Forces Day. Your presence is a testament to the warmth and solidarity between our nations.
This year holds a special place in our hearts as we mark the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Korea and Pakistan. Since 1983, our bond has deepened and diversified, spanning areas from politics and economy to culture and collaborative development.
As we reflect upon our shared journey, it is essential to not only value our past accomplishments but also to set our sights on a future filled with bright new promises.
Our aspiration should not be limited to the current status of ‘friendship and cooperation’, but should aim to elevate it further, creating a bond that stands strong through time and challenges.
Pakistan is channeling all its vigor towards national progress. Korea, with its wealth of experience and technological advancement, stands ready to support and partake in Pakistan’s endeavors. We are committed to fostering a partnership that reaps mutual benefits, ensuring our combined strengths produce greater results. The Korean embassy, too, is dedicated to this shared vision.
I passionately seek your continued support and goodwill as we embark on this new 40-year chapter of collaboration between Korea and Pakistan.
Tonight is not just about celebration; it’s also about sharing. We’re gathered under the moonlight October sky of Islamabad, amidst magnificent trees and melodious birds. This residence, my home, welcomes you. Do take a moment to enjoy its serene beauty, if you’re in luck, you might even spot an owl!
Let’s also remember the core essence of this evening: the enduring friendship between Korea and Pakistan. Let it be a symbol of unity, and may each of you carry forward this spirit of this spirit of friendship.
Soon, the night will come alive with the vibrancy of Taekwondo displays, captivating K-Pop dances, and the flavors of Korean cuisine. I invite you all to immerse yourselves in the rich culture of Korea.
In conclusion, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for making this evening memorable. I wish Pakistan a radiant future and hope that tonight remains in your memories.
Korea- Pakistan Dosti Zindabad.