Pak­istan Hon­orary Con­sulate opens in Monaco

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Namira Salim, Hon­orary Con­sul of Pak­istan held a re­cep­tion at the Oceano­graphic Mu­seum in Monaco to mark the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Hon­orary Con­sulate of Pak­istan in the Prin­ci­pal­ity of Monaco,. The event was held in the pres­ence of H.S.H. Prince Al­bert II, Sov­er­eign Prince of Monaco. Among the guests were H.E. Michel Roger, Min­is­ter of State, H.E. José Ba­dia, For­eign Min­is­ter, of­fi­cials from the Mone­gasque gov­ern­ment and mem­bers of the Con­sular corps.

Su­raiya Butt, Com­mer­cial Coun­sel­lor at the Em­bassy of Pak­istan in France, rep­re­sented Am­bas­sador Shafkat Saeed.

The in­au­gu­ral event pro­vided guests with an op­por­tu­nity to fa­mil­iar­ize them­selves with Pak­istan’s cul­tural her­itage in the form of an ex­hi­bi­tion dis­play­ing pho­to­graphs of Pak­istani tra­di­tions, art and places of his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est that are classed as UNESCO World Her­itage sites, and a short film about Pak­istan.

Some of the pho­to­graphs also de­picted the po­lar ad­ven­tures of Namira Salim, the first Pak­istani to reach the North Pole ( 2007) and South Poles ( 2008), and the first Asian woman to have sky­dived over Mount Ever­est ( 2008). Namira Salim has also trained for a sub­or­bital space flight which will make her the first Pak­istani As­tro­naut aboard Vir­gin Ga­lac­tic, the first pri­vate space- line of the world.

In her ad­dress to the guests, the Hon­orary Con­sul out­lined the friendly re­la­tions ex­ist­ing be­tween the Prin­ci­pal­ity of Monaco and the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan. She expressed the hope that this friend­ship would deepen dur­ing her ten­ure as Hon­orary Con­sul, re­in­forc­ing ties of mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion and bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two States.

Raza Sa­mad, Coun­try Man­ager, Pak­istan and Afghanistan, MoneyGram (left) and Syed Has­san, Head, Fi­nan­cial In­sti­tu­tions, Bank Al­falah (right) sign­ing the agree­ment.

Namira Salim (first from left) with the guests.

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