Washington DC, 18 August 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (US), Masood Khan met the US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Michele Jeanne Sison on Wednesday.

During their meeting, they discussed strengthening cooperation in a number of domains especially the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Remarks by Ambassador to the US

The Pakistani envoy to the US, Masood Khan expressed that he was pleased to meet the US Assistant Secretary of State. During the meeting, he emphasized strengthening Pakistan and US cooperation on multilateral issues.

Additionally, he highlighted the need to increase connectivity and digital inclusion between both nations.

The Assistant Secretary also expressed her pleasure in meeting the Ambassador. She also emphasized on strengthening both countries’ cooperation in different domains.

Furthermore, she highlighted the need of strengthening cooperation in the field of SDGs implementation.

US-Pakistan Cooperation on SDGs

The SDGs or the Global Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, and innovation.

The US has aided Pakistan in addressing numerous issues inflicted on the country. Both states work in partnership to address issues ranging from energy, trade, clean energy, and combating the climate crisis.

Last month, the United States and Pakistan hosted the U.S-Pakistan Health Dialogue at the US Department of State in Washington, DC to further deepen health sector cooperation.

The Dialogue provided a framework to sustain and strengthen health sector collaboration. It discussed issues of global health security, childhood immunizations, COVID-19, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases.

Consequently, the US has also helped Pakistan in implementing reforms for women empowerment, gender equality, climate change, and quality education.

US-Pakistan relations

The United States and Pakistan have enjoyed 75 years of bilateral relations. Recently, both nations celebrated the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Pakistan and US relations along with its 75th Independence Day.

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The US has stood by Pakistan during its challenging times. Recently, the US government and the USAID announced $100,000 of aid to Pakistan to help deal with the impacts of ongoing floods in the country.

Furthermore, the US has also provided the nation with 77 million worth of COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic.