Australian HC, Japanese Ambassador congratulate Pakistani nation on Independence Day

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Staff Reporter

The Australian High Commissioner, Dr Geoffrey Shaw congratulated Pakistan on its 74th Independence Day.

In a special message, he said: “I join the people and Government of Pakistan in celebrating the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day.

Pakistan has continued to strengthen as a nation during its 74 years of independence and Australia has been a steadfast friend throughout this time.

We were one of the first countries to formally recognise the new nation of Pakistan in 1947. Since then, the relationship between our two countries has strengthened and deepened.

Ambassador of Japan, MATSUDA Kuninori said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express our sincere congratulations to the Government and the people of Pakistan on their 75th Independence Day and best wishes for further peace and prosperity in Pakistan.

I would also like to take this opportunity to recall our long-standing cordial relations and assure you that Japan will work with Pakistan to enhance such relationships, especially next year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries.”

Referring to the Tokyo Olympic Games, he expressed his sincere gratitude to all people concerned and congratulated Pakistani athletes on their notable performance.

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