Egypt and Pakistan

Egypt and Pakistan

Reviewed by: Wafaa El-houseiny

Translated by: Zeinab Mohamed 

Egypt and Pakistan


Egypt was the first country in the Middle East in which Pakistan opened an embassy immediately after gaining independence. on June 30, 1948, the first Pakistani ambassador to Egypt was appointed.

Pakistan supported Abdel Nasser in the July 1952 revolution and supported its quest for independence.

Egypt played a prominent role in stopping the Indo-Pakistani war in 1965, as Nasser, on September 8 of the same year, sent a request to the governments of the two countries for an immediate ceasefire, and expressed his willingness to provide good offices to the two governments.


During his visit to Pakistan in April 1960, Abdel Nasser presented Pakistani President Ayub Khan with the Nile Necklace. On the other hand, Pakistan’s Bakkah University awarded an honorary doctorate in law to President Gamal Abdel Nasser.