Pakistan, Saint Lucia formalize diplomatic relations

Pakistan and Caribbean island country, Saint Lucia have formalized their diplomatic relations.

Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram and his Saint Lucian counterpart Ambassador Menissa Rambally signed the joint communiqué on behalf of their countries at a ceremony at Pakistani mission in New York today.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Munir Akram said Pakistan and St. Lucia have been cooperating at multilateral fora and establishment of formal relations will further expand their bilateral ties in trade, commerce, political cooperation, and tourism.

He said people of Pakistan and St. Lucia share love for cricket and we look forward to stronger people-to-people bond.

The Ambassador said there is immense tourism potential in both the countries that can be explored through visits of tourists.

In her remarks on the occasion, Ambassador Menissa Rambally said Pakistan and Saint Lucia already enjoy wonderful relationship and the formalizing of diplomatic ties will
provide an opportunity to further build on the existing ties.

She mentioned that former West Indies cricketer, Darren Sammy, who belongs to St. Lucia is an honorary Pakistani citizen and always talks about Pakistan and the hospitality of its people.

Source: Radio Pakistan