Islamabad, 26 August 2023 (TDI): United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on August 25 to strengthen bilateral cooperation, trade, investment, energy, security, and climate change between the two states.
During the meeting, the U.S. Ambassador highlighted that the U.
S. wanted Pakistan to ensure the protection of religious minorities in the wake of the Jaranwala incident.
The U.S. Ambassador also encouraged the Prime Minister to continue the partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on economic recovery.
Prime Minister also appreciated the US’s role in helping Pakistan stabilize its economy and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue the reform agenda for achieving sustainable growth.
Meanwhile, in a social media post Donald Blome stated that during the meeting with the Prime Minister, he reaffirmed the US’s steadfast commitment to the US-Pakistan relationship and the support for free and fair elections.
Furthermore, the U.S. Ambassador added that choosing Pakistan’s future leaders is for the Pakistani people to decide.
"Delighted to meet with Caretaker Prime Minister @anwaar_kakar today. Reaffirmed steadfast commitment to U.S.-Pakistan relationship, support for free and fair elections, desire to work with and through U.S. Pakistan Green Alliance to build for the future. 1/2
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) August 25, 2023
In response to the U.S. Ambassador’s statement, the Prime Minister stated that “the caretaker government’s main responsibility is to assist the ECP in the electoral process and provide constitutional continuity during the period of democratic transition.”
Caretaker Prime Minister added that Pakistan and the U.S. enjoyed longstanding and broad-based relations, rooted in mutual respect, common interests and shared values.
Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed his desire to collaborate with and through the U.S. Pakistan Green Alliance to build a sustainable and promising future for both nations.