9th October 2017, Moscow: The bond of friendship between Pakistan and Russia strengthens as Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary celebrations were held at the Ritz Carlton in Russia’s capital city Moscow. It was for the first time in Russian-Pakistani history that a fashion and cultural event of such measure was held.
The event was hosted by Ambassador of Pakistan in Russia, H.E. Qazi Khalilullah, and attended by Russian elite, high-level government officials, diplomats and dignitaries from several other countries. The highlight of the event was the soft image of Pakistan which was projected through the top notch Fashion Show in which eminent designers from both countries participated. The audience was truly delighted with Pakistan’s cultural diversity and the audiovisual presentations of scenic Pakistan, which are not usually highlighted in the mainstream media.
Mutual trust, commonality of interests and convergence of views on important regional and international issues characterize Pakistan-Russia relations. The two countries are collaborating in the fields of energy, trade, industry, defence, education and culture.
While speaking to honorable guests, Ambassador of Pakistan in Russian H.E. Qazi Khalilullah said, “After 70 years, Pakistan is confident about its ability to defend against any aggression and now is in the list of fast growing economies of the world. Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy provided the basis for our relation with other countries. On this 70th Anniversary we wish that both the countries go further with bilateral policies in every field which will be beneficial for both the countries”
Russian designer Alexandra Pavlova presented her amazing collection “Atmosphere” from her brand “Disash” while Arsalan Iqbal showcased his spring/summer collection “Ceremonial” and Cheena Chhapra debut her “Friends Forever” collection, dedicated to strengthening the bond of friendship between Russia and Pakistan. The event received an overwhelming response from the audience and soon such shows will be seen in Islamabad and Moscow.
The event’s initiative was taken by Mr. Shehzad Shaikh, Honorary Investment Counselor of BOI in Russia and CEO of Gandhara Restaurant, in collaboration with the Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow. “Pakistan in Vogue” team that especially flew in from Pakistan managed this spectacular event.