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Islamabad-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday lauded the services and contribution made by outgoing Ambassador of Argentine Rodolfo Martin J Sarawia, who he said, "celebrated our joys and shared our sorrows."

Addressing the farewell reception in honor of the outgoing diplomat, the Prime Minister said during his tenure since 2004,Rodolfo J Martin made untiring efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Argentine.

"For the past 12 years, he has diligently and successfully worked towards strengthening relations between Pakistan and Argentina. I am highly pleased that politically as well as economically, relations between rge two countries have seen visible enhancement during his tenure," he remarked.

He said Ambassador Rodolfo had made many friends and influenced many lives across Pakistan and projected enormous potential of the country. Apart from his duties as an envoy,  Ambassador Rodolfo had served as an extraordinary dean of the diplomatic corps.

The Prime Minister said in recognition of the outgoing ambassador's meritorious services, the Government of Pakistan conferred on him Hilal-e-Pakistan, the country's highest  civil award, in 2014.

He extended his gratitude and felicitations to the members of the diplomatic corps, including the wives of diplomats, for striving to further strengthen the ties between Pakistan and their respective countries.

He said the diplomatic corps was of extreme importance as they faced the challenge of ensuring cordial and co-operative relationship with the host country.

He said Pakistan valued the commitment of the foreign diplomats to bring their countries closer to Pakistan.

He also appreciated the meritorious services of Susana Martin, the spouse of the outgoing ambassador, who, the Prime

Minister observed, had been no lesser ambassador of Argentine and friend of Pakistan than her husband.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was always committed to keep its doors open to the diplomatic corps and wished the diplomats a productive and comfortable tenure in Pakistan.

He also wished the outgoing ambassador the best for his future endeavors’ and hoped that they would continue to consider Pakistan as their second home. He also conveyed his sincere wishes to heads of state and heads of government whom the ambassadors were representing in Pakistan with such a distinction.

21 March 2016