WASHINGTON: The Meridian International has assured the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Masood Khan that it would help promote closer ties between Pakistan and the United States in the areas of education, leadership training programs, climate change, culture and business.
Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO of Meridian International Center conveyed these assurances to Ambassador Masood Khan during his visit to the Meridian International Center.
Meridian International Center is a non-partisan institution that seeks to advance global security and prosperity through effective leadership and diplomacy. It creates global leadership exchange and education programs, partnerships and initiatives that strengthen international cooperation on key issues i.e. security, energy and the environment, economic development, entrepreneurship, global health and culture.
Ambassador Masood Khan said that this past year several delegations of Pakistani students, professionals and experts have visited the United States. “They in the long run will build bridges between Pakistan and the United States”, added the Ambassador. “We would welcome more US students, academics and businesspersons visiting Pakistan”, he said.
“The United States is the largest export market for Pakistan and in the years to come bilateral trade is poised to grow”, Masood Khan said. Moreover he added, “business-to-business ties are increasing especially in the tech sector”.
Ambassador Khan welcomed Ambassador Holliday’s suggestion for regular cultural exchanges to project rich heritage of both countries.
Masood Khan appreciated the Center’s efforts to strengthen engagement between the United States and other countries of the world through diplomacy, leadership and culture to address shared global challenges. Besides, he observed that greater collaboration in these important areas will create new avenues for cooperation.
He further highlighted that the current phase of Pak-US relations centers around enhancing economic cooperation. “In recent high-level visits, we have prioritized trade, agriculture, businesses, technology, climate change, green energy, disaster preparedness, environment, health and people-to-people exchanges”, said the Ambassador.