Islamabad, 4 June 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of the United States (US) to Pakistan, Donald Blome shared a message upon taking charge of his role as the Ambassador.

Following is the text of the message:

“Assalam o Alaikum!

I am Donald Blome, and I am honored to represent the United States as the new Ambassador to Pakistan.

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. 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. This is riding in style.

I hope I have the chance to meet some of you in the coming weeks and months.

Shukria”

Ambassador Donald Blome was sworn in as the Ambassador of the US on 11 April 2022. While he began his assignment at the US Embassy in Islamabad on 23 May 2022.

He will be leading the US Mission in Pakistan to deepen the ties between the Pakistani and American people. Likewise, he will work with the government of Pakistan for a more secure, stable, and thriving future for Pakistan.

The last assignment of Donald Blome was as the US Ambassador to Tunisia, from 2019 to 2022. In addition, he has also served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Libya External Office in Tunis, Tunisia, as well as Consul General at the US Consulate in Jerusalem.

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