75 years of Pakistan-Belgium diplomatic ties encompass ‘spirit of solidarity’: FO

75 years of Pakistan-Belgium diplomatic ties encompass ‘spirit of solidarity’: FO

ISLAMABAD, Nov 16 (APP): Pakistan on Thursday said the 75 years of its diplomatic relations with Belgium encompassed the spirit of solidarity and expressed commitment to work with it towards shaping a better world for future generations.

A statement by the Foreign Office said the upward trajectory of bilateral relations was deeply embedded in people-to-people linkages and frequent high-level contacts at leadership level.

It mentioned that the institution of Bilateral Political Consultation provided a strong foundation for a multifaceted dialogue that holds the potential to deepen this longstanding bilateral relationship.

The robust trade between the countries has witnessed continuous growth to mutual benefit, it said.

“The depth of bilateral relations encompasses the spirit of solidarity and support demonstrated during times of need, such as disaster management to mitigate natural calamities,” the FO statement said.

The Joint Communique, issued on November 26, 1947, encapsulates the decision of the two governments to accept respective diplomatic missions “to strengthen the bonds of friendship and mutual interest.”

Following the historic decision, the two countries opened diplomatic missions in 1948.

“It is a proud moment, as the goals outlined 75 years ago paved the way for a strong bond of friendship,” the FO statement added.

“The relationship between Belgium and Pakistan is forward-looking, as both countries are committed to working together on multilateral fora to address common challenges, such as sustainable development and climate change, as well as fundamental values, such as democracy and human rights, providing strength to these relations,” it said.

By Shumaila Andleeb

Shumaila Andleeb; Senior Reporter at Associated Press of Pakistan; covering the beats of President, Prime Minister, Foreign Office, and Special Assignments.

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