On the eve of unprecedented again to again democratic elections, the European Union Delegation to Pakistan welcomed lots of of company on 9 Could to the Serena Lodge in Islamabad to have fun Europe Day 2013, hosted by European Union Ambassador to Pakistan, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark and his spouse, Rebekah Naomi Wigemark. Amidst poised flags of the 27 European Union Member States, addition to the flag of Croatia -who will formally be a part of the EU on 1 July this 12 months – Ambassadors from the 17 Member States current in Pakistan listened on stage as EU Ambassador Wigemark addressed the viewers, which this 12 months included an over 100 robust EU Election Remark Mission workforce of brief and long-term observers.
The important thing notice speaker, Interim Federal Minister for Science and Know-how, Schooling and Trainings and Data Know-how, Dr. Sania Nishtar thanked the European Union for its assist to the individuals of Pakistan.
EU Ambassador Wigemark highlighted that it had simply been determined the day earlier than that a part of the EU’s Nobel Prize funds to assist training for kids affected by battle is getting used to assist training for ladies and boys dwelling on the Jalozai refugee camp north-west Pakistan, the quantity allotted is € 300,000 and will likely be channelled via UNICEF.
The Europe Day reception in Pakistan was full with the European Union anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Pleasure, carried out by a dwell trio of musicians taking part in the piano, saxophone, and a standard Pakistani ‘tabla’ below the path of the EU Ambassador’s spouse, Rebekah Naomi Wigemark. Pakistan’s nationwide anthem was fantastically sung by the proficient Pakistani artist, Natasha Humera Ejaz.
Europe Day commemorates sixty-three years of the creation the European Union when the French International Minister made a public declaration in Paris on 9 Could 1950, asking European international locations to mix assets and institute “a European federation.” EU Delegations worldwide have fun Europe Day by organising occasions reminiscent of Pakistan’s Europe Day receptions, movie festivals, public discussions and live shows below this 12 months’s theme of ‘Europe within the World.’