Toronto, 6 December 2021 (TDI): Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto, Abdul Hameed, attended a Christmas Gala on 4 December. The gala was organized by the Charismatic Social Integration of Canada(CSIOC). The event marked a celebration of Pakistani and Canadian cultures.

Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General reaffirmed cordial diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Canada. He also stated that the Pakistani consulate is at the service of the Pakistan diaspora living in Canada. He also stressed further enhancement of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Pakistan-Canada Relations: An Overview

Canada and Pakistan share cordial diplomatic relations based on mutual respect and solidarity. The two countries established formal diplomatic relations in 1947, shortly after Pakistan’s independence. Canada has a High Commission in Islamabad and a consulate in Karachi and Lahore. Likewise, Pakistan maintains a High Commission in Ottawa and Consulates General in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.

In the bilateral sphere, both countries collaborate in diverse areas including political, economic, cultural, defense, climate change, and people-to-people linkages. In the year 2020, Pakistan was Canada’s 36th-largest export destination for merchandise, with bilateral trade that reached $1.11 billion. Canadien companies have opportunities in the fields of education, energy, agri-food, technologies, cleantech, and more.

Moreover, both countries cooperate on multilateral platforms. The two countries are members of the Commonwealth, and also collaborate on the developments in Afghanistan.

About the CSIOC 

The Charismatic Social Integration of Canada (CSIOC) is a non-profit and counseling organization founded in 2016. The CSIOC offers services that first are client-oriented, which means that they adapt to the client’s needs. Secondly, it is an organization that solves problems. Finally, it is an organization for innovation.

To conclude, Pakistan and Canada have over 60 years of cooperation, and this Gala of Christmas is an event that fell into this cooperation. Indeed it illustrates the cultural exchange between both states.