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H.E. Mr. Mohammad Imran Mirza, Ambassador of Pakistan to the Republic of Senegal presented his Credentials to His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal in an impressive ceremony held at the Presidential Palace today, 01 April 2016.

The Ambassador was escorted from the Embassy to the Presidential Palace by a large motorcade. He was received by the Head of Protocol and the Commander of the President’s Military Household. The Ambassador also reviewed a detachment of the Presidential Guard.

During the 15-minute audience, the Ambassador presented his Letters of Credence to the President who accredited him as the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Senegal. The Ambassador, on behalf of the President and the Prime Minister, conveyed best wishes to President Macky Sall, the Government and the people of Senegal. He also expressed his desire to work for further strengthening relations between the two countries.

President Macky Sall warmly welcomed the Ambassador to the Presidential Palace. Appreciating friendly relations between Pakistan and Senegal, the President extended warm wishes to the President, Prime Minister and the people of Pakistan. He fondly remembered his two meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York, and more recently in Saudi Arabia, where the Prime Minister had offered to support Senegal in enhancing their defence capabilities. In addition to defence procurements, the President also expressed desire to seek Pakistan’s assistance in agriculture sector and higher education.

Warmly accepting the Prime Minister’s invitation to visit Pakistan, President Macky Sall hinted at the possibility of visiting Pakistan in the near future.

The Ambassador thanked the President for such warm welcome and presented a hand-made Pakistani carpet, which he greatly appreciated.

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