ISLAMABAD: US State Department lauded Pakistan’s efforts to promote regional peace and stability.
Hosting a farewell reception in honor of Pakistan Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, Acting Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador Thomas Shannon and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ms. Laurel Miller also lauded the services and contribution of Ambassador Jilani in strengthening the Pak-US relations and promoting Pakistan’s national interest in Washington DC.
The reception was attended by a large number of Administration officials as well as ambassadors of other countries.
Speaking on behalf of the Administration, Ms. Laurel Miller noted that Ambassador Jilani was instrumental in taking the relationship to a new height with deepening economic and defence ties as well as people to people contacts.
Pakistan’s ambassador expressed the hope that similar cooperation and support would be extended to his successor to take the relationship forward.