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Event Title: USAID Mission Director for Pakistan Called on Chairman Senate

Event Date: 2022-02-04

ISLAMABAD (February 4, 2022): USAID Mission Director for Pakistan Julie A. Koenen called on Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at Islamabad today.

Apart from discussing various projects, issues related to economic and political reforms were also discussed. The Chairman Senate said that he was grateful to the US Government for providing development assistance to Pakistan.  US AID's services in enhancing opportunities and promoting prosperity are commendable.

The Senate Chairman appreciated the steps taken by USAID for the development of the backward areas of Pakistan and said that Pakistan values its relations with the United States.  The deep and strong partnership between Pakistan and the United States is mutually beneficial and important for peace, security and prosperity in the region.

The meeting emphasized the need to support the Afghan people in taking all possible steps to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic catastrophe in Afghanistan, and appreciated Pakistan's cooperation in recent efforts to evacuate foreign nationals from Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover of Kabul.

The USAID Mission Director said that USAID would continue its efforts for the development of the backward areas of Pakistan.

The Chairman Senate thanked USAID for its support to Pakistan in promoting education and health in the country, especially during the Corona Pandemic.