Pakistan deeply interested in further strengthening its ties with US: Envoy

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan and the US have enjoyed historic relations spanning over seven decades, and Islamabad is deeply interested in further strengthening these relations.


Talking to a 10-member delegation of young Pakistani female students, sponsored by the Summer Sisters Program at Embassy of Pakistan in Washington on Friday, the envoy said that warmly welcomed the Pakistani students and greatly appreciated Summers Sister Program for providing tremendous exposure to the young female students.

Under the Summer Sisters Program, the US Pakistan Women’s Council helps lower-to-middle income Pakistani High School Girls explore new education & career options in pre-college programs at top US Colleges & Universities.

The envoy said that the Student Exchange Programs promote people-to-people contact and act as a bridge in further cementing bilateral relations.

While appreciating the confidence and conviction of the young Pakistani students, ambassador Chaudhry remarked that Pakistani women are very intelligent, committed & passionate about their country.

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry urged the young students to work hard and give their share in connecting Pakistan with the rest of the world by promoting positive image of the country.

The Summer Sisters Exchange program is funded by the US Embassy in Pakistan in collaboration with various American Universities including George Washington University, American University, Duke University, Georgetown University, John Hopkins University etc.

Since 2013, the Summer Sisters Program has tripled in size and many Pakistani students have benefitted.

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