The ambassadors of Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Republic of Korea, Somalia, Sudan and Sweden presented their credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday at a ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The envoys who presented their credentials included Tarik Ahsan, High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Ali Fikrat Oglu Alizada, Ambassador of Azerbaijan, Suh Dong-gu, Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Khadija Mohamed Al-Makhsumi, Ambassador of Somalia, Tageldin Elhadi Eltahir, Ambassador of Sudan and Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden.
Earlier, each envoy-designate arrived at the main gate of the Aiwan-e-Sadr in a horse driven carriage. On the occasion, the National Anthem of Pakistan and their respective countries were played and the envoys designate were also presented Guard of Honour.
Later, the High Commissioner and Ambassadors separately called on the President. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Pakistan is desirous of further promoting friendly and brotherly relations with all countries particularly with its neighbours for peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
The President stated that Pakistan offers great investment opportunities and urged the foreign investors to avail them. Talking about Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism, the President said that Pakistan has rendered great sacrifices in fight against terrorism and is committed to end this menace.
He stated that Operation Zarb-e-Azb is progressing successfully emphasising that the operation would continue till elimination of the last terrorist.
The President felicitated the newly appointed High Commissioner and Ambassadors to Pakistan and hoped that they would work for further cementing the existing ties of their respective countries with Pakistan. The President also wished the newly appointed envoys a comfortable and pleasant stay in Pakistan. -NNI