PAKISTAN, THAILAND ENJOY ENDURING FRIENDSHIP

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ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 /DNA/ – Joint Logo Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Thailand was launched at a virtual ceremony today, with recorded messages by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Mr. Don Pramudwinai. 

​The proceedings were co-led by Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific), and Mr. Darm Boontham, Director General (South Asian, Middle East, and African Affairs) in Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Officials from both Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Embassies in Islamabad and Bangkok also attended the ceremony. 

​In his video message, Foreign Minister Qureshi noted that Pakistan and Thailand were trusted friends and the enduring relationship had continued to grow and diversify over time with sustained commitment of leadership of both countries. The Foreign Minister added: “Our relations are anchored in mutual confidence, understanding and cooperation. The bonds between our lands and peoples are rooted in history, going back to the rich Buddhist Gandhara heritage of Pakistan of which Taxila is quite well known to Thai people.” 

​Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai felicitated the government and people of Pakistan on the auspicious occasion. Reflecting on the seven decades of bilateral relations, he echoed the sentiments of friendship and cooperation and looked forward to further strengthening and deepening of the binding ties between Thailand and Pakistan in the years to come. 

In addition to unveiling of the Joint Logo, a video *‘7 Decades – 7 Milestones’* was also played. On the special occasion of the 70th anniversary, both sides have planned a series of events to commemorate this historic milestone in a befitting manner.