US seeks strong ties after 75 years of relationship with Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 04:00 PM, 4 Jun, 2022
US seeks strong ties after 75 years of relationship with Pakistan
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New United States Ambassador Donald Blome on Friday released an important message on the completion of 75 years of Pak-US relationship expressing his desire to continue to build on the strong relationship between the two countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In his video message on Twitter today, Mr Blome said, “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Pakistan. In fact, our relationship began 75 years ago, very shortly after Pakistan gained its independence. We live today in a world full of challenges, and we can address those challenges most effectively by working together side by side. I look forward to deepening the connections between the Pakistani and American people, which have a rich history, and an even brighter future. I also look forward to exploring Pakistan, from Karachi to Lahore, Peshawar to Gilgit-Baltistan, and all the places in between. 

“Today, I had my first encounter with Pakistan’s historic jingle trucks and learned about the art and the artists who have made this such a distinct and characteristic art form in Pakistan.” 

On May 24, US Ambassador Blome took charge of his new position in Islamabad. US President Joe Biden appointed him in October and the US Senate confirmed this appointment in March, stating the Partnership with Pakistan is key to progress on regional security, trade and investment, the climate crisis, and human rights. Last week. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman administered the oath and described him as a stellar choice to build upon 75 years of US-Pakistan relations.

Blome – who served US diplomatic missions in Tunisia Kabul, Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad, and Kuwait – was sworn in at a time when Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto was in the US to attend a global moot.

Blome is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service belonging to the class of minister-counselor.

It is worth mentioning that Blome’s appointment comes some four years after Ambassador David Hale completed his three-year term in Islamabad and left for Washington to take over as undersecretary of state for political affairs.

Reporter Saud Butt