Blinken hails Pak-US ties

US congratulates

The United States greeted Pakistan on its 75th Independence Day on Sunday, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken voicing hope that the relationship between the two countries would continue to grow.

In a statement, Secretary Blinken said this year also marked 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan. “We congratulate you on this important milestone and wish you a Happy Independence Day!” he said.

“We enjoy robust cooperation in many sectors, from the tens of thousands of Pakistani exchange students who have come to the United States to the 77 million Covid-19 vaccine doses we have committed to Pakistan through Covax,” Blinken noted.

“The United States continues to be Pakistan’s largest export destination and I am confident our relationship will continue to grow. As we commemorate our 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations, let us resolve to renew and strengthen our partnership for the next 75 years and beyond.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s ‘Crescent-And-Star Green’ was raised for the first time at the Bowling Green – a historic spot in New York City where the British colonial flag was lowered and America’s ‘Stars and Stripes’ was raised in 1783 – to mark the country’s 75th Independence Day on Sunday.


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