Washington DC, 28 June 2022 (TDI): Pakistan and the United States are conducting structured dialogues in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, commercial cooperation, and public-private partnership dialogue to enhance bilateral trade and investment in the healthcare sector. Both countries are collaborating in combating pandemics.

These remarks were delivered by Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, Masood Khan. He was addressing eighty international students at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University today.

He also said that Pakistan seeks to promote institutional linkages between the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the Ministry of National Services and Regulations, and the National Institute of Health.

To emphasize, he stated that Pakistan would also invite and involve US pharma to develop Pakistan’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

⁩US support during Covid-19
Pakistan and the US are conducting a structured dialogue in pharmaceutical, diagnostics, commercial cooperation, and public-private dialogue to enhance bilateral trade&investment in the healthcare sector.

While acknowledging the substantial support to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan, the ambassador said that Pakistan is grateful to the US for donating 62 million covid-19 vaccinations.

He added that this is one of the world’s most significant donations to any country.

Furthermore, he highlighted that Pakistan seeks the US’s cooperation in manufacturing vaccination for different variants of Covid and future pandemics.

Also, he shared that Pakistan is investing its energies in preparedness and response to combat future pandemics.

Better service to humanity

Also, Ambassador Khan congratulated the students for making it to one of the most prestigious seats of learning. He regarded this as a unique experience and urged them to fully utilize this opportunity to equip themselves with skills.

Further, he insisted on transforming the healthcare systems in their respective countries through better networking, connectivity, and coordination. To emphasize, he regarded them as the change agents and stressed bringing about transformation by connecting their regions.

The ambassador urged the students to manifest the highest standards of commitment, integrity, and professionalism. He said the pandemic was a reminder that “it is not about the safety of one but the safety of all that matters.”

He highlighted the global challenges in the post-pandemic world.


Pakistani medical students/health professionals studying at prestigious Johns Hopkins University met Ambassador Masood Khan.

Further, he stressed establishing robust partnerships in the healthcare sector to maximize outreach to the people needing medical assistance. Meanwhile, the ambassador has a separate session with Pakistani students and health professionals at Johns Hopkins University.