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Pakistan’s new US ambassador to take charge tomorrow

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s new ambassador-designate to the United States, Dr Asad Majeed, will take charge of the office tomorrow (Wednesday), ARY News reported. Dr Majeed is a career diplomat and was serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to Tokyo. He replaced Ali Jehangir Siddiqui who was nominated by the PML-N government days before its departure but stayed here for more than seven months from May 9 to Dec 25, 2018. Dr Khan would be Pakistan’s 29th Ambassador to the United States. He served as Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires ad…

Finance minister, US ambassador discuss bilateral economic ties

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar and US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ambassador Alice G Wells on Tuesday discussed the current state of Pakistan and US relations with focus on economic cooperation. The ambassador had called on the minister in Islamabad. The overall security situation in the region also came under discussion. The finance minister said that such visits contributed to enhancing understanding of each other’s point of view on issues of bilateral significance.…

US ambassador to meet finance minister, foreign ministry officials today

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has said US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ambassador Alice Wells will visit Pakistan on Tuesday. FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said she would hold meetings with the senior officials of the foreign ministry to follow up on discussions held between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in September and October. "US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice…

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…

US ambassador appreciates Pakistan Army’s role against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ambassador Alice G Wells on Tuesday commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan and appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in battling the scourge of terrorism. She said this in a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ). Both reaffirmed the commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region and discussed measures towards that end. They also agreed…

US ambassador unconvinced China willing to make fast progress on trade

BEIJING: US ambassador to China Terry Branstad said on Friday that the U.S. government is not convinced China is willing to make sufficient progress on trade issues, as the two countries remain locked in spiraling disputes. Speaking at the opening of a financial forum in Beijing, Branstad said there was still a chance to address issues such as non-tariff barriers, loss of intellectual property and technology transfer. “The administration is not convinced that the Chinese are willing to make enough progress soon…

Pakistan’s new envoy to US leaves for Washington to assume office

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's ambassador-designate to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui is expected to arrive in the US on May 28 and will take charge as new Pakistani envoy to the US on May 29 (Tuesday), ARY News reported.  Jahangir is traveling to Washington along with his family on his new diplomatic passport. The new US ambassador has also been summoned by the National Accountability Court (NAB) in a corruption case involving embezzlement of Rs55 billion. It is pertinent to mention here that Ali Jahangir is…

At last, Ali Jahangir accepted as Pakistan’s new ambassador to US

WASHINGTON: Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, facing charges of embezzlement, will take charge as Pakistan's envoy to the United States in the first week of June, outgoing envoy Aizaz Chaudhry stated. Pakistan's incumbent ambassador in Washington, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry stated in a news briefing on Wednesday that the agreement for the new ambassador has been received by the Pakistan embassy, on Tuesday, which will subsequently lead to his appointment for the post. The United States Department of State has also approved the…