Islamabad - The Ukraine Embassy has celebrated the 25th anniversary of independence of Ukraine the other day. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion.

The celebrations started with playing of national anthems of Pakistan and Ukraine. Addressing the participants, Rana Tanveer Hussain said that Ukraine and Pakistan are enjoying cordial relations, and his country has great desire to further strengthen them, especially in the field of defence production.

He said Pakistan values its relations with Ukraine and believes that with the passage of time, both the countries would develop meaningful and long-term relationship through enhanced bilateral cooperation.

On this occasion Rana Tanveer Hussain and Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov cut a cake along with ambassadors and representatives of different countries based in Islamabad.