Ambassador Naghmana A. Hashmi arrives in Beijing

In her first official meeting upon arrival in Beijing, Ms. Naghmana A. Hashmi, Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to China, presented a copy of her credentials to Mr. Hong Lei, Director General of the Protocol Department, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

Ambassador Hashmi said that Pakistan and China were close friends, partners and brotherly countries. This relationship had developed with the continuous efforts of successive generations of leaders and diplomats from both countries. The Ambassador expressed her desire to working closely with counterparts in China to further develop this deep-rooted friendship.

Hong welcomed Ambassador Hashmi, and conveyed China’s commitment to the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership for Shared Future in the New Era with Pakistan. He said “Pakistan and China are old friends and iron brothers. This is a special relationship.” Hong offered the full support of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ambassador in her new role.

A career diplomat, Ambassador Hashmi arrived in Beijing on 12 July 2019 after serving as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union since 2014. Past appointments included Additional Foreign Secretary for the Americas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to Ireland. She has also served previously as Deputy Head of Mission in China.