"I cordially share your pleasure at the evidence of friendship and sympathy shown by your country in opening diplomatic relations with Pakistan from the very first day of its establishment as a new State.”
- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam
- Speech: Pakistan and USA / Equal Partners in Defence of Democracy
- Context: Reply to the speech made by the first Ambassador of the United States of America at the time of presenting Credentials to the Quaid-i-Azam, on 26th February 1948
The United States of America initiated diplomatic relations with Pakistan from the very first day of its establishment as a new State. This gesture from the USA validated Pakistan’s birth as a new power on the international stage.
This historical fact and evidence confirm -- without a shadow of a doubt -- that United States of America and Pakistan are friends. The historical continuity of this friendship between two freedom-loving people is a destiny that will be manifested through enhanced connectivity and cultural ties.
We are hopeful that friendship and warm relations are a shared goal of both United States of America and Pakistan. To this end -- the Government and people of Pakistan are determined to overcome tensions and frictions of the recent past and build a lasting tradition of friendship.
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