The Pakistan Embassy in Tripoli celebrated Sunday the Libya-Pakistan Friendship Day at the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel with broad participation of both state and civil societies, diplomatic corps, media, and the Pakistani community in Libya.
Speaking to The Libya Observer, Pakistani Ambassador Rashad Javid highlighted the historical, religious, and cultural bonds that link both nations and affirmed his government's keenness to consolidate its ties with Libya.
"This day is to reinvigorate our cooperation with Libya and help our brother country in any field they deem appropriate," the ambassador said.
He lauded the efforts of Libya's interim government in managing the peace-building phase.
"The present government is doing a lot for its people, there is a movement of national reconciliation, they have been able to maintain the ceasefire, and they are seeking to maintain the unity, integrity, and sovereignty of Libya."
Ambassador Javid expressed hope that the elections proposed for December would take place at the set time in order to bring stability and peace into Libya.
The event also featured speeches by guest speakers, including Libyan pupils studying at the Pakistani English school, besides an exhibition showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.