Pakistan highly values multifaceted ties with US: Sanjrani

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Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that Pakistan greatly values its multifaceted relationship with United States and desires to further expand the friendly ties for mutual benefit of the two sides.

This was stated by the Chairman Senate in a meeting with US Ambassador Donald Blom during a reception hosted in honour of the envoy at his Islamabad’s residence on Friday.

The dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral collaborations and development in the region during the meeting.

Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani thanked the US government for its cooperation and collaboration with Pakistan in various fields and appreciated the role of US government in providing much needed support to the Pakistani flood affectees.

He also emphasized on increasing trade links, enhancement of bilateral relations in different sectors. He said that the multilateral nature of relations between Pakistan and the United States spans across decades. He appreciated the assistance provided by USAID to the flood affectees of Balochistan province. He said that the community development work in the remote areas of Balochistan in collaboration with USAID is commendable and more needs to be done in this regard. The Chairman Senate emphasized on strengthening Pakistan-US bilateral trade and economic relations and said that cooperation in health, education and climate change and other fields is need of the hour. The US is Pakistan’s largest trading partner and Balochistan is emerging as an attractive destination for investment due to the Gwadar port. US investment in Gwadar and other areas of Balochistan will be welcomed. —INP