New York, 7 July 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Masood Khan, emphasized promoting educational ties between Pakistan and the US.
He addressed the group of thirteen Pakistani female students visiting the US as a part of American University’s Sister to Sister Exchange Program.
Received a group of students from Pakistan 🇵🇰 as part of American University’s Sister to Sister Exchange Program @PakinUSA today. Will promote Pak-US educational ties.
— Masood Khan (@Masood__Khan) July 5, 2022
Students from Karachi and Gilgit-Baltistan were a part of this delegation. In addition, the Ambassador also emphasized youth to promote the soft image of Pakistan to the international community.
During his address, he stated that people-to-people ties were essential to Pak-US relations. Furthermore, he urged students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to transform Pak-US relations into futuristic partnerships.
Additionally, he motivated students to engage in projecting women in science and technology actively.
Sister to Sister Exchange Program
Pakistan American University Sister to Sister Exchange Program is a public-private partnership led by the American University and supported by the US Department of State.
Also, this program aims to empower female Pakistani students by providing opportunities for better education and professional skills at renowned universities.
The program also provides essential tools, confidence, and exposure to female students to overcome traditional socio-economic barriers.
Furthermore, the program is a vital contributor to promoting a productive female workforce at the economic forefront of the country.
“In view of the utility of such programs in exchange of knowledge, bringing ppl of 🇵🇰🇺🇸 closer to each other and removing misperceptions, we have engaged the US government to broaden scope and frequency of such exchanges”, Amb @Masood__Khan
🇵🇰🤝🇺🇸 #PakUSAt75 pic.twitter.com/VrMWkkWn7n
— Pakistan Embassy US (@PakinUSA) July 6, 2022
In addition, the Ambassador termed this student exchange program an ideal opportunity to learn, absorb, and practice US values for professional growth.
Concurrently, he appreciated these peace and public diplomacy measures involving student exchange among universities.
Also, he thanked the US Embassy for providing and promoting such forums for students in cutting-edge disciplines.
Further, he elaborated that the Embassies of Pakistan and the US are working closely to broaden the scope and frequency of student exchange programs.