Pakistan and China presented their credentials to S Africa Prez

Vastavam web: In a rare event, the envoys of India, Pakistan and China presented their credentials simultaneously to South African President Jacob Zuma.

At the event, Indian High Commissioner to South Africa Ruchira Kamboj and her Pakistani counterpart Sohail Khan sat next to each other while Chinese Ambassador Lin Songtian sat opposite them.There was no hint of the current tensions between India and its two neighbours at the event where President Zuma welcomed the diplomats alongside their counterparts from Israel, Chile, Spain, Uganda and Ghana at the State Guest House in Pretoria.”I am confident that you will contribute towards enhanced mutual beneficial relations between our countries and further strengthen our people to people interaction during your tenure,” Zuma told the diplomats.

“Your presence here today bears a testimony of growing interconnectedness and mutual friendship of our countries and people.” “Our world is characterised by growing insecurity which is caused by multiple factors such as increased inequality, competition for scarce resources and violent acts of terrorism, among others.”It is a well-known fact that technological advancement has ushered positive changes as well as threats of increasing cybercrime, for instance.”It is therefore our collective responsibility to work towards the realisation of a peaceful and a prosperous world in which humanity can thrive.”