The Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Denmark Syed Zulfiqar Gardezi, presented his credentials to Her Majesty Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark in a dignified and gracious ceremony at Fredensborg Palace, today. 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 Mr. Zain ul Abidin, First Secretary at the Pakistan Embassy, Copenhagen on the occasion, says a press release received from Copenhagen here today.
During audience with the Queen, Ambassador Gardezi conveyed best wishes of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan to Her Majesty and the people of Denmark. He affirmed the desire of the Government of Pakistan to further strengthen political, economic and people-to-people relations with Denmark. Welcoming the Ambassador, Queen Margrethe II 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, Mr. 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.