Relations with Pakistan from cordial to excellent, says Italian envoy — Italian national day celebrated
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 03 (DNA) – Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani has said relations with Pakistan are from cordial to excellent adding bilateral cooperation between the two countries has increased manifold.He expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of National Day reception of Italy.The ambassador further said, since 1948 when the first Italian ambassador to Pakistan landed in the then capital city Karachi, bilateral relations between our two countries started progressing on a path of solid friendship.
“I feel privileged and honored to serve as a n ambassador in a country with which Italy has friendly and longstanding relations”, he added.
The ambassador further said, economic relations between Italy and Pakistan have been growing over time, with Italy now being the 10th commercial partner of Pakistan. Italy, he added, has always stood close to Pakistan in times of emergency and is currently supporting this country through technical assistance, with 280 million dollars worth package for significant cooperation schemes.
All the more, cultural cooperation makes Italy and Pakistan very close to each other, contributing to bridge gaps in mutual knowledge.
He said, while ties between Italy and Pakistan are historical ones, we are committed on building up on the past achievements to further cement our reciprocal engagements. “ I wish our countries to keep on progressing along this path of mutual cooperation and reciprocal enrichment, he added.=DNA
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