Pakistani envoy says country wants to strengthen economic and trade ties with US – Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to the United States, said Pakistan is willing to strengthen economic, investment and trade relations with the United States and will do its best to push bilateral relations towards new heights.

He said Pakistan will build better mutual bilateral relations between the two countries for which all options will be explored and the business community of both countries will be considered for this purpose.

Masood Khan said this during an interview with President of the American-Pakistani International Chamber of Commerce (USPICC) Muhammad Ahmed, Secretary General of USPICC Malik Sohail Hussain and founding member and director of the chamber Hasnain Kazmi.

He said trade delegations from Pakistan to the United States and from the United States to Pakistan will be encouraged to boost bilateral trade, investment and joint ventures.

The Ambassador-designate said that Pakistan wants broad and multi-dimensional relations with the United States and therefore the business community should use its best abilities to further strengthen Pakistan-US relations.

The United States is Pakistan’s top export destination and a strategic partner, and the two countries know the value of the relationship on many fronts, Khan added.

On the occasion, USPICC leaders Muhammad Ahmed, Malik Sohail and Hasnain Kazmi appreciated the services of Masood Khan as Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China and President of Azad Kashmir and said his efforts had exponentially boosted Pakistan’s exports to China.

They said USPICC Chairman Siddique Sheikh and Chairman Sajjad Qamar are very well connected with senators, representatives and big business. They await his arrival in the United States so that he can help cement bilateral economic ties to advance the shared agenda and common goals of prosperity.

USPICC officials informed that a delegation of Pakistani entrepreneurs from various sectors will soon visit the United States to explore trade and investment opportunities on which Masood Khan has assured full cooperation.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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