Havana, 15 August 2022 (TDI): The Embassy of Pakistan in Cuba celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day on Sunday. Sahebzada Ahmed Khan, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Cuba hosted an event at the Embassy to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Celebrations at the Embassy:

The Embassy of Pakistan to Cuba hoisted the Pakistani flag on 14 August 2022. Many people from Pakistan’s diaspora in Cuba joined the Embassy at the event.

The ceremony was followed by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Cuba’s address. In his address, Ambassador Ahmed Khan congratulated the nation on celebrating 75 years of Independence Day.

He also expressed hope that the nation will continue to walk on the path of progress and prosperity. He also emphasized strengthening Pakistan’s relations with the states on the American continent.

It is noteworthy that Ambassador Ahmed is also a non-resident Ambassador and High Commissioner of Pakistan to Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Honduras, and the Republic of Nicaragua. Therefore, he holds great importance for Pakistan’s relations with the states in Caribbean and Central America.

Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee:

On 14 August 2022, Pakistan marked 75 years of its Independence. The day commemorates the memory of 14 August 1947, when Pakistan got independent from British colonialism. As a result of this division, the Indian subcontinent was divided into two nations, one of which was Pakistan, the land of peace.

The day was celebrated throughout the nation with festivities and events. Moreover, officials from around the world congratulated Pakistan on the day. Pakistan’s diaspora and embassies in different states also observed the day with celebrations.

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Pakistan Cuba Relations:

Pakistan and Cuba have enjoyed bilateral relations for years. Both states have their embassies in Pakistan and Cuba, respectively.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were initially established on October 28, 1955. These relations strengthened when Cuba extended humanitarian aid to victims of the 2005 earthquake. Cuba sent over 2,400 physicians and paramedical staff and established 32 field hospitals and two relief camps in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir during this time.

The two states have enjoyed good relations in the fields of education, military, and sports. Recently, Pakistan also expressed condolences to Cuba over the losses in the tragic fire in Matanzas.

The oil depot fire in Matanzas was named the worst fire in Cuba’s history. It caused massive blackouts throughout the state and severe infrastructural damage.