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Outgoing US Ambassador meets army chief

RAWALPINDI: Outgoing US Ambassador in Pakistan, David Hale paid a farewell call on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday (Aug 25). Army Chief thanked him for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards Pak-US relations, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet. The outgoing Ambassador thanked the COAS for contributions of Pakistan Army towards regional peace and stability. Outgoing US Ambassador in…

US ambassador pays farewell call on PM Imran amid diplomatic row

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office. During the meeting, the US Ambassador and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed matters of mutual interest. Minister for Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also present. https://arynews.tv/en/trump-nominates-pakistan-ambassador-hale-for-under-secretary/ The meeting comes following a diplomatic row between the US State department and Pakistan’s foreign office over the statement…

Trump chooses Pakistan ambassador for Under Secretary of State

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has nominated career foreign service officer David Hale to be the next United States under secretary of state for political affairs. At present, Mr. Hale has been serving as the US Ambassador to Pakistan since 2015. Before that he was the ambassador to Lebanon and Jordan. He has also served in Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Nations. In Washington, Hale served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Israel, Egypt and the Levant; director for Israel-Palestinian…

US ambassador summoned over killing of biker in road accident

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned Ambassador of United States to Pakistan David Hale to lodge a strong protest over the death of a motorcyclist after being hit by a vehicle driven by a senior US diplomat, ARY News reported. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the US ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register the protest. Sources say the Foreign Office expressed displeasure over the police for allowing the US diplomat to drive off after killing the Pakistani citizen in…

US ambassador summoned over Trump tweet

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to go to the foreign office on Monday night, after Islamabad responded angrily to the US President's allegations that it provided safe havens for militants in the latest spat to rock their alliance. A US embassy spokesman confirmed Hale met officials, but added: "We don't have…

US envoy briefs Gen Bajwa on new policy

RAWALPINDI: United States Ambassador David Hale on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters and briefed about the new US policy amidst criticism by President Donald Trump.  According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the ambassador said that US values Pakistan's role in the war against terror and is seeking cooperation from Pakistan to resolve the Afghan issue. Gen Bajwa said that peace in Afghanistan is as important for Pakistan as for any country. "We have…

Pakistan desires to strengthen relations with US: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: United States Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. David Hale on Thursday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM Office. They discussed a range of issues including bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan. PM Abbasi stated that Pakistan considers USA as an important partner and desires to further strengthen the existing relations. The US Ambassador congratulated him on assuming the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan and expressed the desire to enhance bilateral cooperation.…

US ambassador discusses security issues with COAS at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: David Hale, Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan visited General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday and called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During their meeting, the US ambassador and COAS discussed bilateral and regional security issues. On Wednesday, General Bajwa was in Karachi on his first visit to the port city after assuming command of the Pakistan army. Upon his arrival, General Bajwa commenced day’s proceedings by visiting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s…

US appreciates Pakistan for ratifying Paris Agreement on climate change

ISLAMABAD: United States has lauded Pakistan on ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change. According to Radio Pakistan, US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale was addressing an international conference on the effects of climate change in the federal capital. Hale said that US wants enhanced people-to-people ties with the South Asian country The US ambassador went on to say that the international community needs to make joint efforts to deal with the issue of climate change as its effects are not limited to a…