ISLAMABAD - Romania Ambassador Emilion Ion hosted a dinner at his residence in honour of designated ambassadors of Pakistan to Romania and Greece, Ayaz Khan and Saeed Khan, respectively. Director General (Europe) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zaheer Pervaiz Khan and majority of European ambassadors and friends of Romania from across Pakistan were also present.
The reception was also attended by Tariq Saud, Honorary Consul General of Romania in Karachi, Sohail Shamim Firpo, Chiarman Pakistan Romania Business Council from Karachi and others dignitaries.
Riaz Khan on the occasion said that during his last tenure at Foreign Office he was looking after Greece while Saeed Khan was taking care of Romania but this is surprising that we both have been designated ambassadors on opposite side of our experience.
Saeed Khan also said that there are many commonalities between Greece and Pakistan, which he shared with the Greek ambassador Petros Mavroidis.
In his remarks, the Romanian envoy Emilion thanked the gathering for gracing the occasion and hoped that Ayaz Khan and Saeed Khan would contribute positively for the development of Pakistan's relations not only with Greece and Romania but also with the European Union.
On the occasion, ambassador of European Union Lars-Gunnar Wigemark informed that Munawar Yusufzai has been awarded by the European Union by SakhaRov Human Right Award.
Saeed Khan in his speech evaluated the great history and Greek culture and said he is going to a country that was the mother of democracy and philosophy. He hoped that he would do his best to further develop the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Emilion Ion is a very dynamic and dedicated ambassador in Islamabad who is always on the lookout for new avenues to enhance the bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Romania. During his career he has made many friends in Pakistan who are cooperating with him to improve Pak-Romania relations. Ambassador of Poland Dr. Andrzej Ananicz informed that a Polish company has discovered huge gas reservoirs near Dadu in Sindh. He said that the two wells are working and they are interested to increase the number of wells in that area to ten. He said that it would meet all the requirements of gas in Pakistan. The Dean of Diplomatic Corps and ambassador of Argentine, Rodolfo Martin, also spoke on the occasion. He also sang a Mexican song to entertain the gathering.