Pakistan wants Pak-US ties cemented: Shehbaz Sharif
PM seeks US companies’ investment in Pakistan
July 1, 2022 11:34 PM
American Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
During the meeting, the duo discussed the bilateral ties. The PM expressed the hope that the ambassador would devote his efforts to deepening and enhancing bilateral ties. He highlighted the historic, longstanding ties between the two countries.
Shehbaz stressed Pakistan wants Pak-US ties cemented. Recalling the depth and breadth of the Pakistan-US relationship, the PM underscored that various dialogues established between Pakistan and US have been playing a critical role in strengthening our bilateral ties in the areas of trade, investment, IT, climate change, health, and energy.
He emphasized that, given Pakistan’s economic and demographic potential, US companies needed to be encouraged by the Development Finance Corporation of the US to invest in Pakistan’s large market. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and the United States.
The PM hoped that both countries would celebrate this historic occasion in a befitting manner, which would further deepen bilateral and people-to-people ties. He also stressed the need to have more exchanges at a high level between the two countries.
Ambassador Blome thanked Pakistan for its prompt and effective assistance in facilitating the evacuation from Afghanistan. the Prime Minister emphasized that the deepening of cooperation between Pakistan and the United States would promote peace and stability in Afghanistan and contribute to averting the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn state.
He raised concerns about a rise in Islamophobia in India and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue standing by the Kashmiris struggling for their right to self-determination. He condemned the sacrilegious remarks by the two BJP officials.
Ambassador Blome thanked the Prime Minister for receiving him and reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to further strengthen and reinforce Pakistan-US ties.