Call on the Caretaker Prime Minister by the U.S. Ambassador.

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Islamabad: The U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Donald Blome called on the Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad today.

Ambassador Blome congratulated the Prime Minister on assuming office and reaffirmed the United States’ desire for supporting Pakistan’s economic and development agenda.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan and the US enjoyed longstanding and broad-based relations, rooted in mutual respect, common interests and shared values. He expressed satisfaction on the current positive trajectory of bilateral ties and reaffirmed the Government’s desire to further strengthening bilateral cooperation in the key areas including trade and investment, energy, security, and climate change.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the caretaker Government’s main responsibility is to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan in the electoral process and provide constitutional continuity during the period of democratic transition.

The Prime Minister appreciated the United States’ role in helping Pakistan to stabilize its economy and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue the reform agenda for achieving sustainable growth. Noting the role that the U.S. private sector has traditionally played in supporting Pakistan’s economic growth, he hoped that that more U.S. companies would explore the investment opportunities, particularly to tap the vast potential for investment in Pakistan’s information technology sector.

Lauding the important contributions of the Pakistani-American community towards strengthening ties between the two countries, the Prime Minister called for increasing people-to-people contacts between the two countries.