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Hungary sees Pakistan as regional partner

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 24, 2014. Islamabad – Hungary views Pakistan as an important partner country in its bid to build stronger ties with Asian nations, according to a top Hungarian government official. Szabolcs Takacs, the Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy and […]

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France supports Pakistan’s dream for peace and stability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 18, 2014. Islamabad – France is committed to strengthening bilateral relations with Pakistan by supporting business linkages, higher education opportunities and hydropower projects in the country, according to Phillipe Thiebaud, the Ambassador of France to Pakistan. Speaking to The Express […]

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Chinese new year festival celebrated in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 9, 2014. Islamabad – There is a popular Chinese saying which, when translated to English, literally means “success immediately upon arrival.” It is commonly used by the Chinese people in connection with the Year of the Horse, which began as […]

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Education, trade and security top three priorities for UK in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 1, 2014. Islamabad – Bilateral trade, education and security issues would be top of the agenda between United Kingdom (UK) and Pakistan over the next few years, according to the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan. High Commissioner Philip Barton, […]

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Indian officials explain new visa regime

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 31, 2014. In what appears to be another step towards improvement in bilateral trade relations, Pakistani business professionals got a first-hand opportunity on Thursday to get their queries about getting a business visa to India answered directly by Indian High […]

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Pak govt, private sector needs to develop winning attitude: Argentine Ambassador

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 21, 2014. Islamabad – Pakistan’s government and private-sector need to develop a winning attitude and be confident with their decision making, Ambassador of Argentina in Pakistan, Rodolfo J. Martin-Saravia said. Saravia, who is also the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps […]

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Spanish film festival in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 7, 2013. Islamabad – When the grey-haired Alvarez sings, he seems to channel an inner lived suffering that transcends the barriers of language. The voice that leaves his throat is a melodious, haunting cry, filled with pain and passion. Alvarez, […]

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Bilateral trade between Pakistan, Finland picking up

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 6, 2013. Islamabad – Exactly 96 years ago, on December 6, Finland’s parliament adopted a Declaration of Independence that allowed the country to gain freedom from Russian rule. The Nordic country shares a border with Russia — the land route […]

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Denmark keen to expand ties with Pakistan: Danish envoy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 29, 2o13. Islamabad – The Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad is all set to open its first-ever commercial section in a bid to boost bilateral trade and investment between Denmark and Pakistan. The commercial section will be operational from Monday, […]

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With cheese and chocolates, Swiss food festival attracts crowds

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 3, 2013. Islamabad – The aroma of melted Swiss cheese, wafting through the air at the Swiss Embassy on Saturday, did not just excite the taste buds. It also appeared to accentuate the happiness and spirit of generosity which seemed […]

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