ISLAMABAD — Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms Margaret Adamson on Friday presented her credential papers to Pakistani President Syed Mamnoon Hussain and officially assumed her responsibilities as top Australian diplomat in Pakistan. The Australian High Commissioner was among nine other countries Ambassadors who presented their credential papers to the President of Pakistan.adamson_margaret_sml

Ambassador Adamson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, having served previously as Ambassador to Poland and Ambassador to Cambodia.  Most recently, she was Deputy High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea before being appointed as High Commissioner to Pakistan. In Canberra, Ms Adamson has served as the  head of Public Diplomacy Branch, European Union and Western Europe Branch, and Pacific Islands Branch.  Ambassador Adamson was appointed in late June this year following the completion of previos High Commissioner Mr. Peter Hayward who left Pakistan early in the year.

Addressing on the occasion President Syed Mamnoon Hussain has said Pakistan wants to further strengthen its friendly and brotherly relations with all the countries. President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated Pakistan’s commitment for peace while talking to ambassadors and High Commissioners of Australia, Brazil, Holy See, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Mauritius, Singapore, and Guinea to Pakistan, who separately called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The President said there are ample opportunities of investment in Pakistan and foreign investors should take advantage of Pakistan’s investment friendly policies by investing in the country. Highlighting Pakistan’s sacrifices in war on terror, he said Pakistan has rendered numerous sacrifices in this war and is trying to eliminate the scourge at the international level.

 -PPA