Brazil one of most important country in Latin America for Pakistan: Shafqat

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Anniversary of Independence Day of Brazil and Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relation between Pakistan and Brazil

Naveed Ahmad Khan

The Embassy of Brazil celebrated its independence day of his country. Hosted by Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins, Ambassador of Brazil. The reception was a well-attended affair with many senior diplomats and Pakistanis from different walks of life attending the function to congratulate him and members of his embassy. Concurrently with the reception an exhibition of photographs of famous cartoonist Mrs Nigar Nizar was also held.
The guest of honour was Mr Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Education, who cut the cake along with the host after viewing exhibition and the singing of the national anthems of Brazil and Pakistan. Shafqat Mehmood Said , On behalf of Government and people of Pakistan I convey my heartiest congratulations to Brazilian Government and people on celebration the 196th Anniversary of the Independence day of Brazil and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relation between Pakistan and Brazil.
He said I would also like to offer my sympathies on the tragic fire incident which has caused an incalculable and irreparable loss to Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum in Rio, destroying an archive of over 20 million items.Minister said that Brazil is one of the most important countries in Latin America for Pakistan both from bilateral as well as multilateral standpoints .He said our Government desires to deepen bilateral relations with Brazil in all fields.
On the occasion Ambassador of Brazil said that Brazil and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations. Brazil was the first country in South America to recognize Pakistan, a short time after the Partition, and also the first to open an Embassy in Pakistan´s then capital, Karachi. He Said our friendship is as old as it is close, in spite of the geographical distance, which nowadays means less and less. We are old friends and we have much in common. Two warm, creative, hospitable people, who love sports and music and who share common values.
Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins said that These values include the observance of International Law under the auspices of the United Nations, the promotion of women empowerment, religious tolerance and freedom of expression. In short, Brazil and the Brazilian people would immediately recognize the lessons of the Quaid Azam as lessons we also cherish.

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