Moscow, 7 December 2023 (TDI): Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to the Russian Federation, Muhammad Khalid Jamali presented his credentials to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in a dignified ceremony arranged in Moscow on December 4.
Khalid Jamali was nominated as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Russia earlier this year. He succeeded Shafqat Ali Khan, who has served as Pakistan’s Ambassador in Moscow since 2020, finishing a three-year term.
Before the appointment as Ambassador to Russia, Jamali was assigned notable diplomat missions and exquisitely represented Pakistan in numerous countries. He served in New Delhi from 2001-2002 and 2003-2007. Moreover, he previously served in Ankara (2007-2010) and Brussels (2013-2016) as well.
Khalid Jamali who joined the prestigious Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1995 has also carried out his responsibilities as Joint Secretary with the Prime Minister’s Office from August 2018 to September 2019.
Foreign Minister of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani extended congratulations to Ambassador Khalid Jamali on taking up this significant responsibility. In addition, the various other high-rank officials felicitated Ambassador Jamali and expressed best wishes for his successful tenure.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia received letters of credence from 21 recently appointed foreign ambassadors. A graceful ceremony as part of custom was held at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s Alexander Hall on Monday. Putin accepted the credentials of newly accredited state representatives and addressed the occasion.
The last month, in an interview given by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation Khalid Jamali mentioned that Pakistan has applied to join the BRICS group of states and reiterated the country’s intention to join the organization under the Russian chairmanship in 2024.
“Pakistan wants to be a participant in this important organization and we are in the course of engaging member countries for providing their backing of Pakistan’s admission in general and the Russian Federation in particular,” the ambassador added.