US delegation visits parliament house, affirms cooperation

Congresswoman Lee, Ambassador Blome meet Senate Chairman Sanjrani, NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz

By: 24 News
Published: 10:44 AM, 5 Sep, 2022
A US delegation meets Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Caption: A US delegation meets Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
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US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited Parliament House and called on Senate chairman and speaker of National Assembly, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday. 

Ms Lee, Thomas Richard Suozzi  and Mr Blome met with National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Mr Tanveer Ahmad also accompanied the US dignitaries. 

During their meetings, the US delegation exchanged views on mutual relations.  

Mr Sanjrani said that Pakistan attached high value to its decades-old relations with America adding that the constructive ties between the two countries would pave way for creating peace and progress in the region. 

A five-member delegation from the US headed by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee visited flood-hit areas in Dadu district on Sunday. 

The US delegation which also included ambassador Donald Blome reviewed the flood situation on the ground and during an aerial view of the area.

The members of the delegation were briefed by Major General Dilawar Khan, Brigadier Hasnat Ahmed and DC Dadu Syed Murtaza Ali Shah about the ongoing relief activities and losses caused by the torrential rains and floods in the affected areas. 

The delegation praised the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the armed forces. The US congresswoman also met with flood victims and distributed gifts among them. The delegation reiterated its commitment that America and the American people stood with Pakistan in this hour of difficulty. The hosts reiterated to further strengthen the friendship between the two countries. They assured Pakistan of US’s generous assistance in the form of food, tents, and medicines to deal with the flood disaster. 

 Reporter Usman Khan