Pakistan-Turkish educational linkage would get stronger and there will be more exchanges of students with the passage of time, said Turkish Ambassador, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdaku on Friday.
Welcoming the ambassador, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Zia-Ul-Qayyum said that he cherished deep-rooted relations of Pakistan with Turkey and wished they should be strong partner in the educational sector.
Addressing a graduation ceremony of Turkish students of urdu language learning at Allama Iqbal Open University ( AIOU), Ihsan Mustafa Yurdaku said the government of Turkey would encourage cooperative partnership and he was excited to see that a group of Turkish students got themselves well educated in Urdu language and they were able to read, write and speak it after attending just six-week course at the AIOU.
Ihsan appreciating the efforts of AIOU for promoting educational linkages between the two brotherly countries, he said that he was looking forward to open new avenues of bilateral cooperation.
The vice chancellor noted that during their six-week stay in Pakistan, the Turkish students also acquainted themselves with Pakistani culture and its historical traditions, while visiting Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and some other cities.
A special six-week course was arranged and designed by the university’s Department of Urdu. It is for first time that the students from Turkey joined the AIOU for learning Urdu.
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