Islamabad, 22 March 2023 (TDI): The Ambassador of the United States (US), Donald Blome attended the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) Ambassador Lecture.

The lecture was on “Pak-US Relations: The Way Forward.” During his lecture, Ambassador Blome shares his views that “Our strong, enduring partnership will continue to improve the lives of Pakistanis & Americans and have a positive global impact.

He went on to say, “The US-Pakistan Green Alliance Framework is a prime example.” The 75 years of bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed by Ambassador Blome, a seasoned diplomat who previously served in Tunisia.

He focused on the decades of development assistance that had supported the building of schools, hospitals, and highways throughout the nation as well as education through its scholarship programmes.

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He recognized the significant contribution made by the Pakistani diaspora in business and government, who had created a network of social and business ties that had laid the groundwork for the US-Pak relationship.

The lengthy history of humanitarian efforts to ensure Pakistanis in need received life-saving aid, from the 2005 earthquake and floods to the recent disastrous super floods in the nation, was also highlighted by Ambassador Blome.

The discussion, which was moderated by Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, Advisor to CASS on Foreign Affairs, was followed by an open Q&A session with attendees, including active-duty and retired military personnel, academics, and diplomats.

President CASS, Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan (Retd) thanked the guest speaker and expressed his hope that the strong foundations of Pak-US relations would continue to strengthen their bilateral ties.

He laid an emphasis on particularly inclusive economic growth and regional peace and prosperity, in his concluding remarks.