Joint Reception on Pakistan-Argentina Friendship

Flags of the Argentine Republic (above) and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (below).

Buenos Aires, 15 November 2021 (TDI): On Saturday, a joint reception was held in Buenos Aires to commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Argentina and Pakistan. The reception convened at the historic San Martin Palace in Buenos Aires.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Argentina Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz and Argentina’s Vice Foreign Minister Pablo Tettamanti led the delightful ceremony. Several ambassadors, senior government officials, business persons, media, and civil society members participated in the event.

In his remarks, Ambassador Ejaz noted that Pakistan and Argentina constitute a shared worldview besides having a common perspective on global issues. In this regard, he exhibited Pakistan’s commitment to developing a multifaceted and robust partnership with Argentina.

On the subject of economy, Ambassador Khalid Ejaz emphasized that Islamabad’s large consumer market and liberal trade provide credible economic opportunities for Argentine companies. He maintained that Pakistan produces high-quality sporting goods, textiles, and surgical instruments that can find a good market in Buenos Aires.

Other participants in the event included members of the Asian committee and the South Asian group named the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). At the invitation of Ambassador Ejaz, Azerbaijani and Turkish envoys to Argentina, Rashad Aslanov, and Sefik Vural Altay, also joined the session.

Ambassadors Rashad Aslanov (left), Muhammad Khalid Ejaz (middle), and Sefik Vural Altay (right) at the San Martin Palace, Buenos Aires.

In addition, a video with Spanish commentary regarding Pakistan’s tourism, culture, textile, and Information technology (IT) sector was also displayed at the occasion which captured the audience’s attention.

Pakistan and Argentina formally established diplomatic relations in 1951. They have since been cooperating through bilateral consultations, high-level visits, and parliamentary exchanges. The two states also collaborate in the fields of education, science, technology, trade, and investment.

On various occasions, Pakistan and Argentina have exhibited their commitment towards each other. For instance, on October 4, 2021, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi planted seven trees at Argentina Park Islamabad, as a part of Pakistan’s environmental campaign. The act provided a symbolism for the seven-decade partnership between Islamabad and Buenos Aires.

Earlier on Thursday, Argentina’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leopoldo Francisco Sahores, met with the Governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Sarwar, in Lahore. The officials discussed bilateral relations between the two states; Meanwhile, the Argentinian envoy greatly commended Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating terrorism and maintaining regional peace.

Throughout history, both sides have immensely supported each other. With the commemoration of 70 years of diplomatic relations, the two sides aspire to further enhance their partnership.