Pakistan-US relations are back to normal now: PM Shahbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (left) with US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blom in Islamabad on July 7, 2023.  - Twitter / @usembislamabad
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (left) with US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blom in Islamabad on July 7, 2023. – Twitter / @usembislamabad
  • Prime Minister Shehbaz says, “There are ups and downs in our relations.”
  • “Pakistan, US make serious efforts to improve their relations.”
  • The Prime Minister appreciated the US for its support during the floods last year.

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan is looking to improve its bilateral ties with the US in various fields, noting that relations between the countries are “back to normal”.

He said this while addressing an event organized to celebrate the 247th Independence Day of America. newsThat Pakistan and the US have made serious efforts to improve their relations by removing any misunderstandings and misunderstandings.

As head of government and as a Pakistani, he committed to building better and stronger relations with the US based on mutual trust and respect.

“Our relationship has had its ups and downs in the last 75 years but overall we have been very good friends,” he recalled.

He said the US is Pakistan’s largest trading partner and a steadfast partner in the war against terrorism.

PM Shahbaz said that Pakistan lost 80,000 people from all walks of life in the fight against terrorism. He remarked, this unparalleled sacrifice illustrates Pakistan’s commitment and the US has been a great supporter and partner in this fight.

He said that about five years ago when Pakistan faced a severe power crisis, the government set up 5,000 MW of LNG-based power plants and the entire equipment was brought from the US.

He said that there is a huge opportunity for both the countries to expand and expand their ties in various fields including agriculture and information technology.

He said that Pakistan has tremendous talent and young talent, which is a challenge, but it can be turned into an opportunity with the support and cooperation of the United States.

The Prime Minister praised the United States of America for its support during last year’s devastating floods.

“We value the support of the US, which has been the largest donor and has been very helpful in providing relief to millions of people affected by the floods,” he said.

PM Shehbaz congratulated President Joe Biden and the people and government of the United States of America on their 247th Independence Day.

He said he looked forward to visits by high-powered US delegations to further enhance cooperation.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blom said in his remarks that the economic partnership of the United States with Pakistan is expanding.

He said the US has been a leading investor in Pakistan and is Pakistan’s largest export market. He said during a ministerial meeting that both countries have made significant progress in increasing market access for goods and services.


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