Nassau, 16 December 2021(TDI): The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Bahamas, Cornelius A. Smith received the credentials of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan. The two leaders met virtually on the 15 of December.

The General-Governor received the credentials of Ambassador Khan as the non-resident High Commissioner of the Bahamas. This ceremony is the second time High Commissioner khan presented the credentials to an official of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Governor-General Cornelius Smith is the second official of the Bahamas to receive the credentials of a Pakistani High Commissioner. The then Foreign Minister of the Bahamas Darren A. Henfield was the first official that received the diplomatic certificate after the designation of the Pakistani Ambassador as the non-resident high commissioner to the Bahamas.

The ceremony with the Foreign Minister happened virtually. It was a ceremony held on the 1 of June of this year. Additionally, Asad Majeed Khan works as the representative of Pakistan in the United States.

The Embassy of Pakistan in the US located in Washington DC is the place of connection between Pakistan and the Bahamas. During the session, High Commissioner Khan reaffirmed the commitment of Pakistan to work with the Bahamas by strengthening their relationships.

Bahamas and Pakistan relationship

Both countries do not have representatives on their territory. Consequently, the Bahamas is a country that enters the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC. The bilateral relation of the Bahamas and Pakistan includes economic development, peacekeeping, trade, climate change, and human rights.

Additionally, both states interact in a multilateral sphere through international organization. For instance, both work actively in the United Nations(UN), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Additionally, Pakistan and the Bahamas are members of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund(IMF), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The virtual ceremony was a formality to strengthen the two state’s relations, and secondly, it shows the interest of the two to enhance future collaborative efforts.