Islamabad (Staff Report): The Ethiopian Tourism Pavilion, a stellar attraction at Karachi Feast, has garnered remarkable acclaim by welcoming a staggering 25,000 visitors during the vibrant three-day extravaganza that concluded on Sunday. Junaid Shah, Minister for Youth Affairs, Sports, Culture, and Tourism, graced the concluding ceremony, commending the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for their exceptional presentation of Ethiopian tourism and culture in Pakistan.
The Ethiopian Tourism Pavilion, inaugurated on Friday by Muhammad Kamran Khan Tessori, the Governor of Sindh, and Jemal Beker Abdula, the Ambassador of Ethiopia to Pakistan, captivated a diverse audience, including Honorary Consul Ibrahim Tawab, members of the diplomatic corps, government officials, the business community, media, and representatives from civil society.
Caretaker Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Madad Ali Sindhi, honored the Ethiopian Pavilion with his presence on Saturday at the Karachi Festival, reinforcing the cultural exchange and bilateral ties between Ethiopia and Pakistan.
The Pavilion showcased the multifaceted culture and rich heritage of Ethiopia, with the spotlight on the renowned Ethiopian Coffee, attracting enthusiastic Karachiites eager to savor its distinctive flavors. The cultural performances orchestrated by the Ethiopian Embassy received resounding applause, providing an immersive experience for the Karachi audience.
Expressing his delight, Ethiopian Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula extended heartfelt gratitude to the Bukhari Group, organizers of the Karachi Feast, for their steadfast cooperation and support in promoting Ethiopia’s culture and tourism. He also acknowledged the people of Karachi, emphasizing their strong attachment to Ethiopia as a land of Bilal Habeshi and King Nejashi, fostering a bridge connecting them with their ancestral roots.
Ambassador Abdula described Ethiopia as a land of breathtaking beauty, abundant natural resources, picturesque landscapes, lakes, mountains, and over 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He urged the people of Pakistan to explore Ethiopia, emphasizing it as a land of origins.
This three-day spectacle not only showcased the cultural richness of Ethiopia but also strengthened the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding between the two nations. The Embassy of Ethiopia looks forward to further cultural exchanges and collaborations, building on the success of the Ethiopian Tourism Pavilion at the Karachi Feast.