ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry spoke on Pakistan-US relations at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, US, on Thursday.
At an event titled ‘A Conversation on US-Pakistan Relations’ as part of the South Asia Week, Aizaz Chaudhry gave a broad overview of a resurgent Pakistan focusing on the improved security situation and the country’s economic revival.
Dean of Pardee School at Boston University Dr Adil Najam was respondent in the conversation moderated by Ms. Cathryn Cluver.
Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in Boston Barry Hoffman was also present on the occasion.
The Pakistani ambassador said that the people of Pakistan and all the government institutions reached a consensus in 2014 to eradicate terrorism from Pakistan.
The successes in security domain have a salutary effect on Pakistan’s economy, projected to become one of the top 20 economies of the world in the next decade, he added.
He underscored that Pakistan was working to deepen and broaden its historical ties with the US. The recent high-level engagements between the two sides were cordial and there was a desire on both sides to constructively engage for a broad-based relationship.
Aizaz Chaudhry also visited his alma mater, Fletcher School at Tufts University, and interacted with Pakistani students there. At the school, he exchanged views with Professor Richard Shultz, the Director of International Security Studies.
He conveyed a message of hope and optimism during all his interactions in Massachusetts.