ISLAMABAD – Dean of the diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Sapar Berdiniyazov, has hosted a reception to bid farewell to seven ambassadors who are leaving Islamabad this month and at the same time he introduced three new ambassadors to the guests.
The ambassadors Ukraine, Nepal and Thailand have already arrived in Islamabad. They were introduced to the guests by the Dean.
It was a well-attended reception as all ambassadors were present on the occasion. The US ambassador Cameron P. Munter was in a positive and relaxed mood. He observed that he would be leaving next week to Turkey to attend a conference and eventually he will come back and would leave Pakistan for US for good during the next two months. Munter was confident that relations between US and Pakistan will become normal before he leaves for good.
The ambassador of Oman Muhamed Said Muhamed Al-Lawati is leaving Pakistan during the second week of June after completing his wonderful seven years in Pakistan. Al lawati has been designated as ambassador to Uzbekistan and he is happy with his new posting but he remarked that he would never forget his stay in Pakistan.
The Italian ambassador Vincenzo Prati is also leaving during the third week of this month after completing his four-year in Islamabad. Prati was hopeful for the stability and continuation of democratic process in Pakistan. He was a great supporter of Pakistan and its democratic system. The Italian couple was the true charm of the diplomatic meeting as his who is Japanese by origin was a good combination of East and West.
High Commissioner of Australia Timothy Spencer George was delighted about his over three-year stay in Pakistan during which he made a lot of contribution. He was hopeful and positive about the future and political stability in Pakistan. The ambassador of Hungary remarked that Pakistan has a beautiful diversity and he had witneesed various areas of the country in the four provinces but yet he is not satisfied and he will come again to Pakistan to visit other places which he could not made it possible during his stay in Islamabad.
Darvesi was very much obliged to his wife who helped him during his tenure in the embassy to perform his duty and to improve relations between the two countries.
The Dean remarked that it was the first time that seven ambassadors are collectively dining. He further informed that he would also be leaving in near future so it was a good news for many ambassadors who are aspiring to become the next Dean.
It appears that it is a time for change in Islamabad with many ambassadors posted out and many are leaving in the near future. And the new ambassadors who will come to Islamabad in near future would be more adjustable for the new situation and environement, which would emerge in Pakistan in coming days.