Norwegian envoy visits Alhamra, stresses people-to-people contacts
The Norwegian Ambassador-designate to Pakistan, Per Albert Ilsaas, visited the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) in Alhamra on Friday and emphasized people-to-people contacts. According to a spokesperson, the envoy was warmly welcomed by LAC executive director Farhat Jabeen.
The two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of art and literature.
They agreed to explore opportunities in art, literature and other cultural fronts.
The ambassador-designate said diplomatic relations between Norway and Pakistan span decades.
“I think the two countries are doing their best to strengthen bilateral relations,” he added.
He appreciated the hard work of the Alhamra Arts Council.
Executive Director Farhat Jabeen and Director Art Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi briefed the Ambassador-designate on Alhamra Art Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Adbi Bethak and the council’s cultural activities.
Farhat Jabeen said it was the main goal of LAC to promote the colorful culture and wonderful tradition of Pakistan to the world and make the world believe that Pakistan is the perfect place to visit.
Jabeen also acknowledged the services of the Norwegian Embassy in Pakistan for the promotion of art and culture.
She added, “We are doing our best to meet the expectations of the people of Alhamra as it is one of the most powerful platforms in Pakistan to deliver unequal excellence in the fields of heritage. culture and the performing arts.
Zulfiqar Zulfi said that Alhamra aims to nurture the creative abilities of our new generation as well as improve their moral and ethical training by organizing 12 different artistic fields including dance, guitar, singing and others.
Later, the two officials presented a painting and books to Ambassador Designate Per Albert Ilsaas.