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Event Title: A delegation from the United States including; Darin LaHood ( Republican), US Ambassador in Pakistan H.E Donald Blome accompanied by Adam Howard, John Laufer, Rocco DiCicco held a meeting with Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani here in Islamabad followed by a dinner hosted in honour of the US delegates.

Event Date: 2023-08-23

 Touching upon the various topics of mutual interest, the meeting focused on strengthening bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States.The discussions revolved around a wide range of topics, including regional security, economic cooperation, trade partnerships, and people-to-people exchanges.

During the meeting, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani underscored the importance of continued dialogue between the two nations to address common challenges and promote peace and stability in the region. He emphasized the need for enhanced trade relations and cooperation in the fields of education, healthcare, and technology.

Chairman Senate accentuated that the Government and people of Pakistan consider the US as a friend and important partner in our socio-economic progress as well as regional peace and security.

The US delegation commended Pakistan's efforts in maintaining regional stability and reiterated the United States' commitment to supporting Pakistan's development goals. Both sides expressed their determination to further deepen the existing ties between the two nations and work collaboratively on issues of mutual interest.

The Chairman Senate said that Pakistan desires peace in Afghanistan. We have suffered because of terrorism and we condemn terrorism in all forms and manifestations.  He underscored the need to work together for  peace and development. Both US and Pakistan have suffered losses due to terrorism, he stated. The chairman Senate also highlighted the Kashmir issue saying that it needs to be resolved in accordance with UN resolution. Innocent Kashmiris are being subjected to violence and torture by the Indian forces occupying the valley illegally. USA being the biggest proponent of Human Rights needs raise voice for the innocent Kashmiris of IIOK.

Chairman Senate further said that Pakistan and specially Balochistan provinces is blessed with natural resources and minerals. He urged the US investors to come forward and invest in mining sector. He also extended invitation to his US counterparts to visit Pakistan and emphasized the significance of high level exchanges.

The exchange of ideas extended to enhancing parliamentary interactions and fostering institutional collaboration, with a focus on mutually benefiting from each other's exemplary democratic practices. Both sides underscored the significance of sharing experiences between the two nations.

As part of the meeting, Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani and the US delegation discussed ways to promote cultural exchanges and people-to-people connections, fostering a deeper understanding between the citizens of both countries.

Sanjrani also commended US for pledging aid in relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas. The chairman senate also acknowledged the vibrant role played by the US Ambassador Dolan Blome in booting Pakistan - US ties.

The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to building on the existing friendship and exploring avenues for cooperation that will benefit both nations.

The delegate expressed his delight to visit  Pakistan. He said that ties with Pakistan are important for us and we are here to further boost bilateral cooperation. Pakistani Americans contributing to development . Our ties are historic , vibrant and long lasting. He agreed with the views of Chairman Senate while acknowledging the role of parliamentary linkages and exchanges to develop understanding and work together for enhancing people to people contacts.