Envoys-designate of UK, Tunisia, Iran present credentials to President Arif Alvi


ISLAMABAD, Jan 9 (DNA): High Commissioner/Ambassadors-designate of the United Kingdom, Tunisia and Iran presented their credentials to President Arif Alvi in a ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.Christian Turner, the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan has presented his credentials to President Arif Alvi at the President House.Dr Turner has arrived in December last year succeeding Thomas Drew.

British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner said: “It is a huge privilege to be working in Pakistan and leading the UK’s largest diplomatic mission.

The UK is home to over 1.5 million British people of Pakistani origin and this shows the depth of relationship between the two countries and their people. I am looking forward to further strengthening this bond.”

The President felicitated the newly appointed high commissioner/ambassadors-designate to Pakistan and hoped that they would work for further strengthening the existing ties of their respective countries with Pakistan.

Among them were Christian Turner, High Commissioner-designate of United Kingdom, Borhene El Kamel Ambassador-designate of Tunisia and Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Ambassador-designate of Iran, says a press release issued by the President’s Media office here.

Later, the high commissioner/ambassadors separately called on the President.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Pakistan was desirous of cordial relations with all friendly countries.

He stressed upon the international community to work for the alleviation of the miseries that the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were suffering at the hands of the fascist Indian regime.

He said that the world peace had been endangered by the reckless and provocative approach adopted by that regime.=DNA