Australia is keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Pakistan. This desire was expressed by Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove at the presentation of credentials ceremony with High Commissioner for Pakistan Babar Amin who presented his credentials to the Governor-General. The ceremony held at the Government House on Wednesday. The presentation of credentials ceremony was preceded by guard of honour.
The High Commissioner conveyed to the Governor General greetings and best wishes from the President of Pakistan. He also expressed the desire of the Government of Pakistan to further strengthen the cordial relations that exist between the two countries.
Governor General while expressing his gratitude to the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain hoped that the relations between Australia and Pakistan would be further strengthened in future.
Pakistan flag was hoisted at the Government House while the Royal Military College Band played the national anthem. The High Commissioner inspected the Guard of Honour by the Australian Federal Guard at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Senior officials of the Pakistan High Commission including Deputy High Commissioner Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz, Defence Advisor Brigadier Muhammad Asim Khan and Counsellor Mr. Aamer Ahmed Atozai were also present at the ceremony.