PM Shehbaz Sharif (left), and US President Joe Biden. — PID/Reuters
PM Shehbaz Sharif (left), and US President Joe Biden. — PID/Reuters

In the first diplomatic correspondence between United States (US) president and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Joe Biden has vowed that Washington will “continue to stand with Pakistan” in tackling the “most pressing global and regional challenges”.

This is the first communication between a US president and Pakistani leader in a long time. The letter also holds significance as Islamabad’s ties with the White House were strained after after the cipher saga and allegation levelled by the former ruling party — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Biden, in his letter, wrote, “The enduring partnership between our nations remains critical to ensuring the security of our people—and people around the world—and the United States will continue to stand with Pakistan to tackle the most pressing global and regional challenges of our time.”

“That includes advancing our shared vision for a future of greater health security, economic growth, and access to education for all.”

“Through our US-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework, we will also continue to strengthen our climate resilience, support sustainable agriculture and water management, and assist with Pakistan’s recovery from the devastating floods in 2022,” he added.

President Biden stated the United States remains committed to working with Pakistan to protect human rights and promote progress. Together, we will continue to forge a strong partnership between our nations, and close bond between our people, he concluded.

After the formation of the new government led by PM Shehbaz, both countries came closer after an improvement in ties as an increase was witnessed in bilateral engagements.



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