ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Syed Zulfiqar Gardezi on Friday presented his credentials to Queen of Denmark Margrethe II in a ceremony at Fredensborg Palace.
The ambassador was taken by state coach to the palace where he was received by the Lord Chamberlain. He then inspected the guard of honour. Ambassador Gardezi was accompanied by his spouse and Zain-ul-Abidin, first secretary at the Pakistan Embassy, Copenhagen on the occasion.
During audience with the Queen, Ambassador Gardezi conveyed best wishes of the president and the prime minister of Pakistan to the Queen and people of Denmark.
He affirmed the desire to further strengthen political, economic and people-to-people relations with Denmark. Welcoming the ambassador, the Queen expressed warm feelings regarding Pakistan which she had visited in early 1960s and conveyed her best wishes to the president of Pakistan.
Before being appointed as ambassador to Denmark, Gardezi was serving as additional foreign secretary (Asia Pacific) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In his career of over 30 years, Ambassador Gardezi has dealt with multilateral as well as bilateral diplomacy; he earlier served in Pakistan Missions in the UK (twice), US and India.