Islamabad (Adnan Hameed): The Islamabad Serena Hotel witnessed a historic celebration as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) marked its 40th Anniversary, hosting an illustrious gathering that included Chairman Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Shahzad Waseem, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, DG Ministry of Foreign Affairs Imran Haider, and esteemed foreign diplomats.
Under the gracious hosting of TRNC Islamabad Representative, H.E. Dilsad Senol, and Turkiye’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Mehmet Pacaci, the event showcased the TRNC’s impressive achievements over four decades. A symbolic cake-cutting ceremony, featuring Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Shahzad Waseem, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, DG Ministry of Foreign Affairs Imran Haider, and TRNC Representative Dilsad Senol, reflected the enduring bond between the TRNC and Pakistan.
Representative Dilsad Senol, in her address, highlighted the national day’s profound significance, especially following the TRNC’s recent admission to the International Forum Organization of Turkic States. The celebration underscored the deep diplomatic, cultural, and historical ties that unite Pakistan and the TRNC.
The event treated attendees to a vibrant cultural showcase, spotlighting the TRNC’s rich heritage and emphasizing shared values with Pakistan. The evening celebrated the peace, tranquility, and progress achieved by the Cypriot people over the years.
In areas such as democracy, economy, socio-legal equality, and human rights, the TRNC has made remarkable strides, positioning itself at the forefront of the Eastern Mediterranean in higher education and tourism. As an engaged member of the Organization of Islamic Countries and the Economic Cooperation Organization, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus continues to play a pivotal role in fostering regional collaboration.
The 40th-anniversary celebration in Islamabad is a testament to the enduring friendship and collaborative spirit between Pakistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.