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 ANKARA, October 13: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has assured his Government’s complete support for making Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal’s assignment a resounding success. Ambassador Soysal, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan called on Mr. Gilani at the Prime Minister’s house in Islamabad, on Tuesday evening.

The Prime Minister welcomed the appointment of Ambassador Soysal and recalled his very fruitful tenure as Ambassador of Turkey from 2007 to 2009. The Prime Minister said his return to Pakistan in the new capacity, was return to his second home.

Ambassador Soysal while handing over a letter from UN Secretary General addressed to the Prime Minister about his appointment said that it was a great honour and privilege for him to be chosen at the recommendations of the Government of Pakistan to be the Special Envoy of UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan. He considered the new assignment as a sacred responsibility and intends doing his best to deliver on the confidence reposed on him by the UN Secretary General and the Government of Pakistan. 

He said, his main focus would be on coordinating efforts of all the relevant UN Agencies for efficient, equitable and transparent use of assistance in relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the Government of Pakistan.

 Mr. Tariq Azizuddin, Pakistan’s Ambassador also called on Mr. Gilani and presented a cheque of US $ 1.812338 million to the Prime Minister. The amount was raised by the embassy and donation from the people of Turkey and Pakistani community, towards Pakistan Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010.

 Mr. Gilani lauded the role of Pakistan Ambassador and Pakistani Embassy at Ankara for their highly commendable campaign for the noble cause of mobilizing relief assistance for the flood affectees. He hoped that Pakistani Diplomatic Missions abroad would work in this regard with the same zeal and dedication.


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