ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has welcomed the announcement made by the governments of the United States and the Republic of Cuba to re-open embassies.
He added that it would help promote friendly relations between the two cold-war rivals and their people. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were terminated in 1961.
Yesterday, a short ceremony at the Cuban Foreign Ministry ended 54 years of tensions that began during the Eisenhower administration. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the US Interests Section, had delivered the note.
“Pakistan had welcomed the momentous announcement by the two countries in December last year to re-establish diplomatic relations,” said Aziz.
Being on friendly terms with of both countries, Pakistan believes that further steps towards full normalisation of relations will also promote the cause of peace and harmony in the region added Aziz.
He wished both governments success as they moved forward in this direction.