Diplomatic Transition in Beijing: Khalil Hashmi Takes Helm as Pakistan’s New Ambassador to China

Pakistan has appointed seasoned diplomat Khalil Hashmi as its new Ambassador to China. Hashmi, with 29 years of diplomatic experience, arrived in Beijing over the weekend, succeeding Ambassador Moin ul Haque. In his first official engagement, Hashmi presented his credentials and expressed gratitude for the warm welcome from the Chinese side. Having served in Beijing from 2008-2010, he aims to further strengthen the robust relationship between the two countries. Director General Hong Lei conveyed best wishes for Hashmi’s successful tenure, ensuring full support.

Hashmi, previously Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, has a diverse diplomatic background, including stints in New York and Copenhagen. He held positions such as Director General of the United Nations, European Region, and Arms Control Divisions, as well as Director of South Asia, India, and Disarmament Directorates in Islamabad. His wealth of experience positions him well to navigate bilateral and multilateral relations.

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As the new envoy, Hashmi’s focus is on enhancing China-Pakistan ties, building on historical connections and diplomatic achievements. The transition marks a diplomatic milestone, emphasizing the commitment to maintaining and strengthening the enduring friendship between Pakistan and China.

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