Envoys-designate present credentials to the President

Islamabad: Envoys designate of United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Russian Federation, Mauritania and Mexico Thursday presented their credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain at an impressive ceremony held at the Presidency.

The Ambassadors and High Commissioner, after presenting their credentials separately called on the President and discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.

The President congratulated the newly appointed envoys to Pakistan and expressed hope that they will work for further boosting the already existing close and cordial relations of their respective countries with Pakistan. The President also wished the newly appointed ambassadors a comfortable and productive stay in Pakistan.

The newly appointed envoys thanked the President for the warm welcome and assured that they would contribute to their best to further strengthen and diversify ties of their respective countries with Pakistan.

Earlier, upon arrival of Mr. Philip Barton, British High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan, Mr. Janan Mosazai, Afghan Ambassador-designate to Pakistan, Mr. Alexey Yurievich Dedov, Russian Ambassador-designate to Pakistan, Shaikh Sayed Ahmed Al-Bakai Walad Hamadi, Mauritanian Ambassador-designate to Pakistan(Non- resident) and Mr. Ulises Canchola Gutierrez, Mexican Ambassador-designate to Pakistan (Non- resident) at the Presidency, the National Anthems of Pakistan and their respective countries were played and the envoys were presented Guard of Honour by an elegant contingent of Pakistan Army.