Dominica and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations

(L-r)Philbert Aaron, and Munir Akram during the signing ceremony

Dominica and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have established formal diplomatic relations during a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations on February 6, 2024. A joint communique to formalize the relations was signed by Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Philbert Aaron, and his Pakistani counterpart, Munir Akram.

A press statement from the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations said Aaron thanked the Pakistani Mission for hosting the ceremony.

“He said the formalization of bilateral ties would open up avenues of cooperation, especially in the fields of sports and climate change,” the statement said.

“Ambassador Aaron said that given the challenges of climate change, the future will be massively impacted, which in turn warranted close cooperation.”

Aaron said that due to the challenges of climate change, the future will be impacted in a massive way, which in turn warranted close cooperation between the two countries.

“He expressed his appreciation for the government and the people of Pakistan, and expressed the hope of working closely with Pakistan bilaterally as well as at the multilateral forums to promote understanding and mutual interests,” the press statement noted.

Meanwhile, in addressing the ceremony, Pakistan’s ambassador said that despite the vast geographical zone that separates the two countries, both Dominica and Pakistan were bound by the love of cricket.

“He recalled how the West Indies produced cricketing heroes who dominated the game and were a household name in Pakistan,” the press statement noted.

“Ambassador Akram said both the countries were also vulnerable to climate change which emerged as a shared global challenge. He said that despite hardly significant contribution to climate change, Pakistan was ranked among the top ten countries affected by climate change. He emphasized the need for building resilience to fight climate change.”

He also said that the establishment of ties between the two countries would “ensure substantive, cooperative relationship.”

The ceremony was preceded by a bilateral meeting between the two Permanent Representatives.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is located in South Asia and is the fifth-most populous country in the world with a population of over 241.5 million. It became an independent state on August 14, 1947, as a result of the division of former British India. It has an agricultural economy with wheat, cotton, rice, millet, and sugar cane being the major crops.

Among fruits: mangos, oranges, bananas, and apples are grown in abundance in different parts of the country.

The main natural resources are natural gas, coal, salt, and iron. The country has an expanding industry. Cotton, textiles, sugar, cement, and chemicals play an important role in its economy.


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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 11, 2024

    That is simply another crapaud (crapo) mountain chicken show. This is just a continuation of something Francine Baron wish! She said that Dominica has singed the most diplomatic relationship in the world.
    Nothing new, nothing to benefit from what this finger man is talking about: I mean this clown believes that people are stupid that we don’t know the geographical location of Pakistan therefore he needs to state the location.
    Mentioning mango and natural resources sounds so stupid, rendering the man mentally to be that of someone very illiterate!
    If he has as much natural resources in Dominica, why not create an industry where all of the nonsense he boasts can be processed, refined, packed, sold and shipped to Pakistan?
    All scum of the earth people like then can do is live off the blood of our poor.
    I challenge Roosevelt or doctor finger to state what has our nation benefited from any of the nations to which we have diplomatic relations!

  2. Kawant wozo
    February 11, 2024

    Am reading some comments here,am wondering if am going crazy,this the same people that supported and enjoyed West Indies vs Pakistan cricket, what a joke, politics is a thing ennnh Wow

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 15, 2024

      Your comment is so stupid, it lacks substance to be laughable!
      What does the comments have to do with enjoying a game of cricket?
      The West Indies has been playing cricket with Pakistan for almost a hundred years now: Pakistan been visiting the islands of the Caribbean for years, the same as the West Indies been visiting Pakistan and India.
      Dominica is a ‘just’ come to international cricket.
      I suspect what you are doing is reminding people that Roosevelt paid for the tickets so that they could enjoy the game!
      How the hell you know they enjoyed the game?
      You need to shut up?

  3. February 10, 2024

    @Skerro, Why? Is it because Dominica has established diplomatic relations with a country that has diplomatic relations with the following countries; UK, USA, France, Germany and other EU nations, China. It is also a member of the Commonwealth of nations of which a Dominican is Secretary General. What about this is BS? Stop making yourself a victim of foolish political propaganda.

  4. En Ba La
    February 9, 2024

    How much loan are they going to give this time and how much are we asking them? The country needs money.

    We are selling passports to the rich but there are those who fund these organizations terrorist ones Remember Bin Laden? remember his.ans his family relationship with the USA you remember how it ended? Have we checked USA history with Pakistan over the years? Nuclear power Influence these words

  5. Lin clown
    February 9, 2024

    Truth Be Told,the USA makes a state a terrorists state.Pakistan is not a terrorist state.It is not on the US list of terrorist states and the USA have had DIPLOMATIC relations with Pakistan since 1947.Before you and aholes like me,Em Ba La,Mmmmmmm and others post BS do some research on the relationship between the USA and Pakistan on fighting terrorism.DNO will not educate you on this one but will educate me,when I posted UWP was losing support by the hundreds in the 2019 election.Read,read and read ignorant aholes.

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    • me
      February 9, 2024

      @Lin Clown
      US list of terrorrist states? Who gave the USA the global right to list countries as terrorist states?
      Which country is the biggest terrorist state on earth? It’s the USA by a long way. That’s the country that has murdered, massacred killed most innocent people in the world….Maybe 10 000 times more than the rest of the world combined. So stop spewing you western media foolishness and deception here! Go to school..Shameless!!

    • En Ba La
      February 9, 2024

      LinClown these nations are not the best to have diplomatic relations with at this time.
      LinXlown the USA at various points in history have been affected. and known to support the organization s that. today it labels terrorists
      the USA in its foreign policy adoption support s who or what it feels like. We as a nation our position on the geopolitical totem pole puts us at the bottom.
      Pakistan is known to have terrorist organizations and harbor terrorists +/
      Linclown remember 911 if you want to be labeled an AH good for you but not me.
      I choose say no way to Pakistan diplomatic relationship today too much terroristic affiliation and association and electoral garbage. birds of a feather flock together.

      There are things you did not know . We having diplomatic relations with some countries and dropping others what message are we sending out there?

      The United States has an eye on us already. have you noticed that we are now in the news lately

    • En Ba La
      February 9, 2024

      Linxlown the USA cannot be followed so you see their behaviour in the international community? they are not a good example. We have no military we have not tip top intelligence community why would we be out there not. paying attention – there election there myraid of terrorist organizations. why open our door to this?
      who has the funds for passports the common man no – remember BinLaden, the Taliban and the likes.

      My reason terrorism – they have multiple factions and their elections is just yesterday and politically parties are affiliated to different groups internally

  6. Lin clown
    February 8, 2024

    Anger,Bwa,Galileo,Hello,me and the other lazy UWP are all on the list of aholes.If you have nothing to post,stop continuing to make idiots of yourselves.CUBA is on the US list of state sponsored terrorists,PAKISTAN is not on that list.CHINA is not on that list.LIBYA and IRAQ are no longer on the list.No wonder Starboy of stupidity have all you locked up in a dog cage for 24 years with no idea as to how to get out.Do not wear all you high level of stupidity like a gold medal.Those guys don’t know what is happening on planet earth.

  7. rambo
    February 8, 2024

    it would be better if they get back free entry for Dominican’s to Canada and the uk

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    • Kawant wozo
      February 11, 2024

      Dominica has nothing to do with Canadian immigrants system,do your digging and get your facts straight,the Europeans are shutting down also, it’s to do with the US border Crisis,they are trying to avoid the same situation

  8. Shaka Zulu
    February 8, 2024

    This should simply read ” Dominica sets up another CBI hub” pretty soon we will se another Arab selling passports in a Landa bazaar in Islamabad. ulhaq Bin Salaha will be rolling his Arab tounge all the way to the bank.
    This ambassador A have no shame.

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  9. Crying Babies
    February 8, 2024

    Hello folks, you the “usual bloggers” and commenters you know who you are. The everyday patrons of DNO. I just wanted to remind all of you, that your wasted time complaining about what Roosevelt and his people are going is a waste of time. Roosevelt has wrapped you all around his pinky like Lilliputians while he sits back and laugh at you all over a glass of expensive wine 🍷 from Pakistan 🇵🇰. You all are so sickening I wished you all would just go away. I have one word I’d like to tag you with; and that word is COWARDS. Keep giving yourselves headaches while Roosevelt keeps bleeding the country right before your eyes. You all are so laughable it’s insane.

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  10. Truth Be Told
    February 8, 2024

    Philbert Aaron was Dominica’s Ambassador to Venezuela and supportive of President Maduro under some of Venezuela’s worst atrocities against members of the Opposition and many Venezuelans. Now here you go again as Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the UN, offering diplomatic support to Pakistan, one of the worst countries in the world for international terrorism! You all are sick and desperate in this Labour party Dominica.

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    • February 10, 2024

      We struggle and beg to be associated with the US, the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world is the US. Yet you point fingers at others.

  11. Skerro
    February 8, 2024

    I’m so sick of that bs in da its a turn off to visit

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    • Putin
      February 8, 2024

      Wow, wow! Dang! Slow down, soldier. You sure need a chill pill. Stop listening to opposition media for a few weeks. They form an echo chamber that will warp your sense of reality. Leave that chamber to breathe fresh air and you will see and feel differently. (Thank me later.)

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      • Whatfada?
        February 10, 2024

        see nonesense. as if things getting easier here. those who have doe worry and living in their own delusions for comfort.

  12. Skerro
    February 8, 2024

    I dont know why they can’t throw skerrit out of this country dominica is the worse state I ever see if is not carnival and creole festival people wouldn’t even come to da my god skerrit is time to pack your fxxkxxg axx

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  13. Lin clown
    February 8, 2024

    The USA has diplomatic relations with Pakistan since 1947.Remittances from the USA $3.09 billion in 2022.Foreign direct investment was $118.4 million in 2022 and export $8.33 billion in 2022.So all UWP ignorant ahole can continue to run their uneducated mouth.Well done Dominica.That is the reason UWP will continue to remain in the Dog house,too many ignorant,uninformed aholes as supporters.

  14. February 8, 2024

    My God ,my God why is it that these men and women cannot find anything of decency to align DOMINICA into? Pakistan, a country where the opposition is deemed null & void. A country where assassinations of leaders are like a big joke. A country where terrorism was birthed. A country where travel warnings remain in effect (yearly). There’s nothing positively significant of Pakistan. is there anything that can be deemed Right with this Roosevelt Skerrit and his disciples? Is that the best thing Ambassador A can accomplish during his years in exile? Ambassador A said that the relationship will promote understanding and mutual respect. He is so right. Mutual respect and understanding to harass the opposition and to defraud the country’s assets. What sports? Cricket is the dominant sport in Pakistan and at every Cricket match there are more security officials than players and spectators and above all the PCB is so dyfnctional. Isn’t Ambassador A a resident of StJames in B/dos? Just…

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    • February 8, 2024

      Why are you so angry with yourself? They say a hungry man is an angry man. Are you hungry or you are just being another as. hole with your anger? What really do you want to see on DNO to make you and Ibo France happy for once? You guys are nothing but a pain in the butt. You guys have nothing to offer your own country so, allow us please to establish diplomatic relationship with whoever has our interest at heart. Why don’t you and Ibo France exile to France? Good Riddance.

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      • Ibo France
        February 9, 2024

        Life in DA presently makes any reasonable and ambitious resident frustrated and livid. Here are the obvious reasons:
        *the economy is severely wounded, bleeding jobs like a fatally wounded kife-stabbing victim
        *the judiciary, parliament, police, hospital, the entire public service have all been reduced to a dilapidated state due to unbridled corruption

        In periods where the is no leadership, the whole of society descends into chaos, darkness and eventually nothingness. Dominica is a perfect illustration.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 14, 2024

      And you kñow why he chose St. James? Well, if there are some who don’t know, be reminded of a thing called “backlash.”
      So, before the boys came out of their closet, when a man walked the streets of St. James in the night, if he makes a mistake and bends over towards,(all of a sudden he feels a sharp stinging sensation) like from a long piece of big wood, they sometimes it feels like a wire going up their back!
      I dou know if is the same wire Baron sang about in his Calypso, about a wire he had in his yard when he told her don’t touch it:
      The wire was hot: and so it must have burned her, so she screamed out: oui, oui, oui, I feel it!
      That’s a dem feller does get when dem bend over oui!

  15. Ibo France
    February 8, 2024

    What I have realised when these small countries in the Caribbean formally establish diplomatic ties with larger countries, our governments give the impression that manna from heaven will fall on us.

    Presently, Pakistan is just existing. That country is presently experiencing political instability, widespread poverty, economic depravity, environmental degradation, grave national indebtedness, just to name a few of its nightmarish problems.

    By the way, where is the prestigious university to replace the loss of RUSM? That public pronouncement was a FAT lie just as this gloating about the multiplicity of benefits this corrupt Roosevelt led kleptocracy is advancing about this newly r
    established relationship.

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    • Putin
      February 8, 2024

      “By the way, where is the prestigious university to replace the loss of RUSM? That public pronouncement was a FAT lie …”

      The promise was for a replacement for Ross and you now have it. A promise made, promise kept. So, quit this screaming and foaming at the lips about “lies” that you cannot identify.

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      • Ibo France
        February 10, 2024

        A replacement equally as valuable as ROSS U in terms of its contribution to the GDP of Dominica.

        For you to posit such poppycock, you have to be suffering from cognitive incapacitation.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        February 14, 2024

        How many students are now in attendance?
        And how come you don’t know that the operators of this replacement are people who worked for Ross, now occupying the sáme campus.
        The way I see it is like this; Ross University School of Medine is an reputable institution known internationally, cannot replace Ross.
        The name of RUSM reverberate internationally, that’s the difference in what you believe is a replacement!

  16. En Ba La
    February 8, 2024

    a country with major terroristic issues, have major issues with India they have human rights issues. Their election today is a testament of why we should not have diplomatic relations with them just yet. Election violence, controversy filled election etc etc. It should should have waited for a later time.

    A nation that is disarmed we have to begin behaving like one.
    Who with passports are we supporting here or tying to accommodate here. Our country is not going to benefit from them if we benefit anything a terrorist with a passport. They are ones with the money. The terrorist organizations that neighboring countries are fighting what are we doing welcoming. them? this relationship should happen NOW. ISIS – have we forgotten them you think you doing due diligence. Supporting terrorism is this what we are doing now? Ambassador and the prime minister should apologize to the people of Dominica for this type of indiscretion blatant lack of common sense

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  17. Bwa-Banday
    February 8, 2024

    Oh well! Here goes boom! boom! boom!

    How can this relationship with Pakistan benefit both parties except for them wanting more passports for their elites and we getting Islamic terrorism ideals on our precious shores? China has their largest Caribbean embassy and spy center right here and we are catching our nenen with them so be warned this is all part of the “Asian Invasion Master Plan”. I am sure somebody is getting paid for that BIG TIME! This diplomatic relationship is meant to benefit the big boys and has nothing for us at the bottom of the food chain. God help Ma Dominique and her siblings.

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  18. Hello
    February 8, 2024

    So Aaron ia still being paid by our broke treasury? One day our PM and chief liar, will face multiple times what Imran Khan is facing tiday, but it will be for lies, thievery, deceit, deception,etc, etc, all vices that cause financial greediness and gluttoness, avariciousneess for wealth only, $$$$€€€€€££££….
    In Dominica every one is BROKE, (that is a statement if fact), save a miniscule % of passport peddlers and their corrupt friends.
    Our most prosperous industry has become the BEGGING industry.
    Chi-Chi Bang Bang
    Checo said a liar is THIEF!!

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    • Galileo
      February 8, 2024

      Can you imagine? For the entire duration of this administration is just one group of people milking the country, whether they are here or abroad, their slice of the pie is secured. This is while everyone else is slaving and can hardly see their way. Don’t know how much more we need to get us to start this process for change.

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      • Hmmmmmmmm
        February 8, 2024

        Just one SMALL and greedy group. They are wonderfully rich, some most likely approaching BILLIONAIRE status, while the majority are dead BROKE!!

      • Putin
        February 9, 2024

        So, Galileo, what is your opinion on diplomatic relations with Pakistan?

        • Galileo
          February 11, 2024

          I have no time to waste. A bilateral relationship should offer benefits to both signatories. What does this chaotic, terrorist breeder has to offer? Aaron just wanted a photo opportunity and to remind us that he is still at the trough.

  19. En Ba La
    February 8, 2024

    Unfortunately for Mr Aron I am of the belief that this diplomatic relations should be put on hold – Pakistan is a nuclear power, they have issues internally as well as with their neighbors like India that requires addressing. The country is having elections today or just has Thursday which is mired with controversy and violence therefore the timing cannot more wrong.
    This ambassador is doing nothing on behalf of Dominica I called the embassy bases on what I asked for concerning Dominicans they are not working on Dominica interest.

    A few years ears ago the luxury hotel group building hotels and Pakistan was a names country – Ambassador what became of it.
    That is bad timing they just arrested Khan the last leader. I believe this relationship should quash and wait for better timing. This is the one that should not have happened now.

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  20. Bad Boyz
    February 8, 2024

    Well the king Starboy of stupidity, must have heard the Ex PM, Imran Khan is in jail for corruption so I bet Starboy of stupidity will use that Diplomatic relations to sell Mr Khan and others like him a Diplomatic passport, because we all know these are the people they targeting with their CBI passports

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