Peace & Prosperity

Jinnah's Ideals

“I assure your Excellency that we in Pakistan will give you our support and cooperation which you may require in promoting the relationship of goodwill and friendship between our two countries and I trust that in the result, Pakistan and France will unitedly play their part in re-establishing peace and prosperity in the present distracted world.

- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam

- Speech:  Common ideals of Pakistan and France

- Context: Reply to the Speech made by the First Ambassador of the Republic of France to Pakistan at the time of Presenting credentials to the Quaid-e-Azam on 21st January, 1948.


Deeper reflections

Pakistan has faced the brunt of various wars and knows the dividends of peace and diplomacy are far greater than the disillusioned profits of war.


The freedom and peace-loving people of Pakistan will lend its support and cooperation to build a strong and lasting friendship with France. This friendship is centered around our shared historic principles of equality, liberty, and fraternity of man.


Whatever Pakistan lacks economically - it makes up in its spirit, determination, and conviction. With this in mind - Pakistan aims to unitedly play its part with France in re-establishing peace and prosperity in the present distracted world -- especially in the realm of combating climate change.

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