ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: This year, Pakistan and Belgium are celebrating the historic landmark of the 75th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.
The Joint Communique, issued on November 26, 1947, encapsulates the decision of the two governments to accept respective diplomatic missions “to strengthen the bonds of friendship and mutual interest.”
Following the historic decision, the two Countries opened diplomatic missions in 1948.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad said that it is a proud moment as the goals outlined 75 years ago paved the way for a strong bond of friendship between Pakistan and Belgium.
The ministry said that the upward trajectory of our relations is deeply embedded in people-to-people linkages and frequent high-level contacts at the leadership level.
The institution of Bilateral Political Consultation provides a strong foundation for a multifaceted dialogue that holds the potential to deepen this longstanding bilateral relationship. The robust trade between Pakistan and Belgium has witnessed continuous growth to mutual benefit.
The depth of bilateral relations encompasses the spirit of solidarity and support demonstrated during times of need such as disaster management to mitigate natural calamities.
The relationship between Belgium and Pakistan is forward-looking as both Countries are committed to working together on multilateral fora to address common challenges, such as sustainable development and climate change, as well as fundamental values, such as democracy and human rights, providing strength to these relations.
“As we celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations, we reiterate our commitment to work together towards shaping a better world for future generations,” the ministry said.