ISLAMABAD: Belgium Embassy in Pakistan commemorated the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brussels and Islamabad.
This commemoration reflects the enduring friendship and collaboration that has defined the relationship since its inception.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Pakistan dates back to the Joint Communique issued on November 26, 1947. This historic document encapsulated the shared desire of both governments to strengthen bonds of friendship and mutual interest.
Following this decision, diplomatic missions were established in 1948, laying the foundation for a fruitful and enduring partnership.
The 75-year journey of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Pakistan has seen a consistent upward trajectory, grounded in strong people-to-people connections and frequent high-level engagements between leaders. The creation of the ‘Bilateral Political Consultation’ mechanism has provided a robust platform for multifaceted dialogue, fostering deeper understanding and cooperation.
The economic relationship between Belgium and Pakistan has seen substantial growth, with bilateral trade consistently expanding to the mutual advantage of both nations. Belgium holds the position of the sixth-largest European importer of Pakistani goods, emphasizing the dynamic economic interchange that serves as the foundation of their partnership.
Beyond their economic collaboration, the Belgium-Pakistan alliance is characterized by a strong spirit of solidarity and support. In times of crisis, such as natural disasters, both countries have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to assisting each other, illustrating the depth and compassion that underpin their bond.
Looking to the future, Belgium and Pakistan reiterate their dedication to cooperating on global platforms to tackle pressing challenges, including sustainable development and climate change. Both nations recognize the urgency of these issues and are resolute in their commitment to working together to shape a better world for future generations.
🇧🇪🤝🇵🇰 Celebrating 75 yrs of friendship and cooperation between Belgium and Pakistan! We are both proud and happy to release this joint statement underscoring our shared commitment to sustainable development, human rights, and strengthening bilateral ties. #BelPak #75YearsStrong pic.twitter.com/FMqu4HLbY4
— Belgium in Islamabad (@BelgiumISB) November 16, 2023