Pakistani community in France observes Defence Day

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APP31-07 PARIS: September 07 - Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Moin Ul Haque addressing a ceremony organized by the Pakistani community to observe Defence Day of Pakistan. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP):The Pakistani community in France observed the Defence Day of Pakistan and organized an event on the theme “We love Pakistan” in France to pay tribute to the martyrs and veterans of armed forces of Pakistan for their sacrifices for country’s defence.
Ambassador of Pakistan in France Moin ul Haque addressed the event that was also attended by the officers of the embassy, notables of Pakistani community and media persons.
In his address, the ambassador said that our armed forces had always shown extraordinary courage and professionalism while defending our homeland against a much bigger enemy. Their role and sacrifices in defeating the forces of terrorism from our soil is also exemplary and unprecedented.
He said that the international community has recognized and acknowledged the enormous sacrifices rendered by the people of Pakistan to defeat terrorism and extremism.
The ambassador said that Pakistan has always desired peace and development in the country and the region. It will continue to make sincere efforts for developing friendly and mutual beneficial relations with its neighbours.
He also called for just and lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute for durable peace in south Asia.
The envoy requested the Pakistan community to play its due role in promoting Pakistan and its interests in France.
The notables of the Pakistan community in their speeches paid tribute to the martyres and Ghazis of the 1965 war and their families and assured that like in the past, Pakistani diaspora in France would continue to play its due role for progress and prosperity and defence of the country.