Show of solidarity with flood survivors as US marks 75 years of Pak-America friendship

By: News Desk
Published: 08:24 PM, 29 Sep, 2022
Show of solidarity with flood survivors as US marks 75 years of Pak-America friendship
Caption: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at an American embassy event held to commemorate 75 years of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has attended an event held to mark the 75th anniversary of Pak-US relations at the American Embassy in Islamabad, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.

The event began with a minute's silence in solidarity with Pakistan's flood victims.

American Ambassador Donald Bloom said the people of America have always stood with Pakistan.

Prime Minister attended as a special guest while federal ministers and a good number of people were present on the occasion.

In his address, the US ambassador said the people of the United States continued to stand with Pakistan. The strength of the bilateral friendship is demonstrated by the more than $66 million in US support for flood response.

 “We are doing what friends and partners do – support each other when it’s needed most. … Our partnership has been advantageous to both countries,” he said

Over the decades, more than $32 billion dollars in US support benefited Pakistan and improved the lives of the Pakistani people, the ambassador added. 

US Ambassador Donald Blome also met the prime minister and discussed the matters related to bilateral relations and cooperation.