Pakistan gifts 15000 tonnes of rice to Cuba
December 24, 2015 @ 2:41 PM by Web Desk Published in Pakistan Be the
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced a gift of
15000 tonnes of rice to the people of Cuba to commemorate the 60th
anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic relations.
According to a release by Foreign Office, the gift is being given as an
expression of gratitude for the unprecedented support provided by Cuba
to Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake.
The release stated that a formal ceremony was held at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, where the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign
Affairs Sartaj Aziz, made the announcement. The Cuban
Ambassador-designate to Pakistan, H.E. Gabriel Tiel Capote, and other
Cuban Embassy officials were also present on the occasion.
Pakistan and Cuba enjoy long-standing and time-tested cooperation based
on mutual respect and understanding. Both countries have also supported
each other at the International forums, FO stated.
Following the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, Cuban relief and medical
contingent, led by the present Foreign Minister H.E. Bruno Rodriguez
Parrilla, provided assistance to the earthquake victims for six months.
Cuba also offered 1000 fully funded scholarships to Pakistani students
from the earthquake affected areas, the release said.
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