Islamabad: The Azerbaijan-Pakistan Youth Club has been launched at Preston University. The Club was formally launched by the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Pakistan Dashgin Shikarov at a simple but impressive ceremony held at Preston University, Islamabad yesterday.
Addressing a distinguished gathering of Parliamentarians, Diplomats, Deans, Faculty members and students of the University on the occasion, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Dashgin Shikarov said “Azerbaijan-Pakistan are two souls in one body.” He said that the formation of such clubs will bring the youth of the two countries close to each other and further augment the existing cordial and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries. Azerbaijan and Pakistan, he said, enjoys deep-rooted relations and our affability is based on the common objectives of love, peace, harmony and mutual understanding of each other’s problems.
In his introductory remarks, Muhammad Asif Noor, President, Azerbaijan-Pakistan Youth Forum” and Director Institute of Peace and Diplomacy, said that “Azerbaijan-Pakistan Youth Forum” is a project of the Institute of Peace and Diplomacy.
The project, he maintained, has been initiated with the expressed intent of creating a bridge between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, and bringing the two brotherly nations close to each other through dialogue and understanding.
This initiative, he further said, is intended to work beyond diplomatic ties by creating and enhancing youth to youth contact as a first step. Elaborating on the structure of the Youth Forum, he said it comprised of Youth Clubs in various Universities. Selected universities from both countries are members of the referenced Forum.
Azerbaijan is represented in the Forum by Baku State University, Qafqaz University, Baku Slavic University, Khazar University and The Academy of Public Administration, under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The universities that represent Pakistan in this forum are Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Preston University, Islamabad, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), University of Gujrat, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi.
Earlier, in his welcome address Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston University said that the youth of Pakistan must avail this excellent opportunity and derive maximum benefit out of these clubs.