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On the sidelines of his UN-related engagements in New York, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi interacted with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chairperson of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus.

During the interaction, Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that Pakistan has always valued its partnership with the United States. Since the U.S. Congress is one of the pillars of the American political system, the Foreign Minister appreciated the Congressional Caucus for its role within the U.S. Congress in further improving bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.

The Foreign Minister also briefed the Caucus Chairperson about government of Pakistan’s vision for socio-economic progress and human development in the country as well as Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and prosperity including in facilitating peace in Afghanistan. He emphasized the significance of further strengthening people-to-people and inter-parliamentary linkages between Pakistan and the United States and urged the Caucus Chairperson and other members to play their due role in this regard.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee thanked the Foreign Minister for his briefing and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts towards regional peace and security. She also recognized the role of the Pakistani American community in the U.S., contributing towards further strengthening bilateral linkages and relations. The Congresswoman looked forward to enhance mutually beneficial engagement between the two countries.

23 May 2021

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