Madrid, 25 July 2022 (TDI): Spain appointed José Antonio de Ory as Spain’s Ambassador to Pakistan. He is serving as a diplomat since 1990. Also, he holds a Law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

José Antonio de Ory is a graduate of the National defense course, and the Course on Preventive Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University.

He has also taught at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). In addition, the Spanish Ambassador replaced Manuel Durán as Ambassador of Spain to Pakistan.

Pakistan welcomed Ambassador José Antonio de Ory and stressed the need to further upgrade cooperation in trade, investments, tourism & people to people ties.

Relations between Pakistan and Spain

Pakistan and Spain enjoy cordial diplomatic relations. The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1951. Pakistani the then Prime Minister Banazir Butto visited Spain in 1994.

As a result, a Bilateral Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Financial Cooperation was signed in 1995.

In 2007, Pakistani President General Musharraf visited Spain in 2007, and met Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

In September 2021, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares Bueno also visited Pakistan. He met with Prime Minister Imran khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmod Qurashi

Furthermore, Pakistan and Spain celebrated 70th anniversery of Diplomatic relations (1951-2021) in  Novemebr 2021.

Aside from that, Pakistan has an Embassy in Madrid while Spain has an Embassy in Islamabd. Moreover, Pakistan has Consulate General in Barcelona whereas Spain has a Consulate in Karachi and Lahore.