Norway’s Constitution Day Celebrated with Appeal for Peace in Gaza

Sat May 18 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Per Albert Ilsaas, hosted a lively reception commemorating Norway’s Constitution Day with a heartfelt appeal for peace in Gaza.
This annual observance, held on May 17th, honors the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814 and pays tribute to the country’s royal family.
The gathering brought together a distinguished array of diplomats, government officials, and prominent figures from various sectors, all coming together to celebrate Norway’s rich national heritage.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Ilsaas thanked the attendees for their presence and emphasized the strengthening ties between Norway and Pakistan.
“Our relations have flourished over the past year, marked by productive bilateral discussions and numerous exchanges and events,” he noted, highlighting the deepening collaboration between the two nations.
Turning his attention to the pressing situation in Gaza, the ambassador issued a passionate appeal for an immediate ceasefire, the release of hostages, and unimpeded humanitarian access to alleviate the suffering of civilians.
“We must halt the escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territories,” he emphasized, echoing Norway’s steadfast commitment to global peace and humanitarian endeavors.
The reception, hosted at the ambassador’s residence, was themed around water, symbolizing purity and vitality.
Guests enjoyed a selection of traditional Norwegian dishes, providing a tantalizing glimpse into Norway’s diverse culinary traditions.
The occasion not only honored a significant milestone in Norway’s history but also underscored the nation’s unwavering dedication to fostering international peace and collaboration.

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