Islamabad: Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala have agreed to establish diplomatic relations as of 14 October 2011. In a ceremony held at Pakistan Mission today, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and H.E. Mr. Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala, signed a Joint Communiqué for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two States, says a press release received here today from New York.
Both States undertook to develop friendly relations and cooperation in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields. It was agreed that diplomatic relations between the two countries would be based on the principles and norms of the United Nations charter and international law, particularly Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961.
Both Permanent Representatives also exchanged views on modalities of expanding cooperation in economic and political fields among the two countries. They said that there was a potential for cooperation in the field of trade and commerce between the two countries and the establishment of diplomatic relations today would go a long way in realizing it.
In addition, both Ambassadors also highlighted the need to establish cross regional issue based alliances to strengthen international peace and security. Pakistan’s embassy in Mexico is likely to be accredited to Guatemala.
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