ISLAMABAD, June 21 (APP): Pakistan and Finland are celebrating seven decades of their diplomatic ties characterized by mutual respect, understanding and collaboration.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a letter of felicitation to his Finnish counterpart said the marking of 70 years was an important milestone in the political and diplomatic history of the longstanding and friendly relations.
He termed Finland an important development partner of Pakistan and expressed confidence that the collaboration would grow stronger.
Today we celebrate 7 decades of diplomatic relations with #Finland; a friendship characterised by respect, understanding and collaboration. I congratulate FM @Haavisto on #PakFinlandAt70.
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— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) June 21, 2021
Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto in his letter to FM Qureshi said the two sides in recent years witnessed a growing interest towards cooperation in education, Information Technology, digital solutions and sustainable management of natural resources.
He mentioned that a number of leading Finnish experts were active in Pakistan particularly in areas of energy and IT sectors. He said Pakistani textiles, food products and sports goods were well-known and appreciated in Finland.
FM @Haavisto sent a letter to the FM of Pakistan @SMQureshiPTI in honor of 70 years of 🇫🇮 🇵🇰 diplomatic relations. Finland appointed its first ambassador to Pakistan on January 12, 1951. @zahoor010ahmed @FMPublicDiploPK #Celebrating7Decades #PakFinlandAt70https://t.co/ytfiLGrmbH pic.twitter.com/rKNbGEXb52
— MFA Finland 🇫🇮 (@Ulkoministerio) June 21, 2021
Finland’s ambassador to South Asia covering Pakistan Harri Kämäräinen said the 70 years of friendly relations formed a good basis for enhancing cooperation in the years to come.
This year we celebrate 70 yrs of diplomatic relations betw #Finland & #Pakistan. 70 yrs of good & friendly relations form a good basis for enhancing our cooperation in the years to come. 🇫🇮🇵🇰@Ulkoministerio #Celebrating7Decades #PakFinlandAt70 @zahoor010ahmed @PakinSweden pic.twitter.com/ZEFEQSp9Tz
— Harri Kämäräinen (@HarriKamarainen) June 21, 2021
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Pakistan also issued a video documentary on 70 years of ties between Pakistan and Finland.
This year 🇵🇰🇫🇮 are #Celebrating7Decades of establishment of diplomatic relations. This 🎥 recaps 7️⃣ milestones to celebrate 7️⃣ decades of 🇵🇰🇫🇮 friendly ties.
🇵🇰🤝🇫🇮#PakFinlandAt70 @Ulkoministerio @HarriKamarainen @PakinSweden pic.twitter.com/A5cUtf5dN0
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) June 21, 2021