Recently appointed as Pakistan’s ambassador to China, Khalil Hashmi officially assumed his duties on Monday. In his first official engagement, Ambassador Hashmi expressed gratitude to the Chinese side for the warm welcome, aligning with the longstanding tradition of both countries.
Reflecting on his previous tenure in Beijing from 2008-2010, Ambassador Hashmi conveyed his determination to further strengthen the already robust relations between Pakistan and China.
“I have a resolve to solidify the already-strong relations between Pakistan and China,” he stated.
Director General Hong extended best wishes to Ambassador Hashmi for a successful tenure, assuring him of full support.
“We convey our best wishes to Ambassador Hashmi for a successful tenure and assure him of our full support,” commented Director General Hong.
With 29 years of experience in both bilateral and multilateral relations, Ambassador Hashmi served as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva from November 2019 onward.
“I have 29 years of experience in both bilateral and multilateral relations,” Ambassador Hashmi mentioned.
Before his recent appointment, he had worked at Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to New York twice, including as Deputy Permanent Representative.
“Prior to my recent appointment, I served as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva,” Ambassador Hashmi added.
Joining the Pakistan diplomatic service in 1994, Ambassador Hashmi’s first diplomatic assignment was at the Pakistan Embassy in Copenhagen from 1999 to 2002.
“I joined the Pakistan diplomatic service in 1994, and my first diplomatic assignment was at the Pakistan Embassy in Copenhagen,” noted Ambassador Hashmi.
In Islamabad, he served as Director General of the United Nations, European Region and Arms Control Divisions and as Director of South Asia, India, and Disarmament Directorates.