Islamabad, 13 May 2022 (TDI): The Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Islamabad, Angela Aggler, met with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto, on her farewell visit.

The Chargé d’affaires has completed her tenure in Pakistan and will continue to serve the US in other capacities. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto appreciated her work and efforts to promote Pakistan-USA ties.

Moreover, he wished her well in future endeavors. The officials discussed US-Pakistan bilateral ties. Both countries celebrate 75 years of bilateral diplomatic ties and cooperation this year.

Likewise, the Foreign Minister reiterated that the longstanding bilateral relationship would continue to deepen.

In addition, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto also extended invitation to US-based businesses and companies to invest in Pakistan.

He expressed that Pakistan has improved its business and investment environment and US companies should avail investment opportunities in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Bilawal Bhutto expressed gratitude for the US commitment to provide 64 million doses of the Covid19 vaccine.

He acknowledged that the United States has played a helpful role in Pakistan’s fight against the pandemic by providing vaccines, syringes, and other medical aid.

Previously, the Foreign Minister held a telephonic conversation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Additionally, they discussed issues of bilateral interest including security in Afghanistan, economic ties, and cooperation.

US-Pakistan Relations

This year, Pakistan and the United States will celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties. The two nations established official relations in October 1947, two months after the independence of Pakistan.

Bilateral ties in the fields of health, education, economy and trade, culture, science and technology, and development cooperation are excellent. The US assists Pakistan through aid and investment.

In 2019, two-way trade between the two countries amounted to $6.6 billion. Moreover, the Pakistani diaspora in the United States forms a major component of relations between Pakistan and the US.

Moreover, the United States has donated to Pakistan millions of vaccines to help in the country’s fight against the Covid19 pandemic.

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