Tuesday, August 9, 2022

US Ambassador meets Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, discusses bilateral relations

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif congratulated the new US Ambassador for presenting credentials to the President after his appointment in Pakistan and expressed hope that the US Ambassador would continue his efforts to further improve and expand bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States. Will use

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that US Ambassador Donald Bloom called on Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The Prime Minister congratulated the Ambassador on the presentation of his credentials to President Dr. Arif Alvi and expressed the hope that the Ambassador would continue his efforts to further improve and expand the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.

The Prime Minister highlighted the historical and long standing ties between the two countries and reiterated Pakistan’s desire to further enhance relations based on mutual respect, trust and interests.

Referring to the close partnership between Pakistan and the United States, the Prime Minister said that the various dialogues established between Pakistan and the United States include our bilateral relations in the areas of trade, investment, IT, climate change, health and energy. Are playing an important role in strengthening.

The Prime Minister said that due to Pakistan’s economic and demographic potential, the US Development Finance Corporation should encourage US companies to invest in Pakistan’s large market.

The Prime Minister also stressed the need to hold a Ministerial Meeting on the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement later this year and reiterated the need to hold a conference on business opportunities later this year, the statement said.

It should be noted that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the United States.

In a meeting with the US Ambassador, the Prime Minister hoped that the two countries would celebrate this historic occasion to the fullest, which would further deepen the bilateral ties between the people.

He also stressed the need for further high-level talks between the two countries.

On the occasion, the US Ambassador thanked Pakistan for its prompt and effective assistance in facilitating the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister said that further expansion of cooperation between Pakistan and the United States would promote peace and stability in Afghanistan and help prevent the humanitarian crisis in the country which has been exacerbated by the recent earthquake.

Expressing concern over the rising tide of Islamophobia in India, he condemned the insulting remarks made by two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officials about the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said that The action has deeply hurt the feelings of Muslims around the world.

During the meeting with the US Ambassador, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif also stressed that serious human rights violations by India continue in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Reiterating Pakistan’s commitment to promoting peace in the region, he stressed the importance of a peaceful solution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and called on the international community to fulfill its moral and standard obligations. He also demanded compliance with UN resolutions.

The Prime Minister wished the American people and government well on their 246th Independence Day.

US Ambassador Donald Bloom thanked Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif for welcoming him and reiterated the US commitment to further strengthen Pakistan-US relations.

Earlier, the newly appointed ambassadors of Turkey, Australia, the European Union, Bhutan and Sudan presented their diplomatic credentials to President Arif Ali in the Presidency.

US Ambassador Donald Armin Bloom, Turkish Ambassador Dr. Mehmet Pachaji, Australian High Commissioner Neil Hawkins, EU Ambassador Reina Quinca, Sudanese Ambassador Saleh Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Siddiqui and Bhutan’s Non-Resident Ambassador Ranchen Kounsail met separately with the President. Also did

According to a statement issued from the Presidency, President Dr. Arif Alvi while talking to the new US Ambassador Donald Armen Bloom said that constructive and lasting relations between Pakistan and the United States based on the principles of mutual respect and mutual interest would lead to peace, development in the region. And are essential to promoting security.

He said that this year would mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Pak-US diplomatic relations.

He said that encouraging talks were underway between Pakistan and the United States on a framework agreement on climate change, health, energy, trade and investment.

The President said that we encourage American companies to invest in Pakistan and take advantage of Pakistan’s special economic zones.

The President said that Pakistan was in touch with Pakistanis residing in the United States in the field of technology and Pakistan was keen to see more investment by American companies in the field of technology.

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