WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said he wanted Pakistan and the United States work closely.
“I wants to explore opportunities for Pakistan and US to work together closely and to renew their partnership,” a press release issued by Pakistan’s mission in Washington said on Saturday.
Trump made the statement during a meeting with Pakistan newly-appointed ambassador to US Dr Asad Majeed Khan, who presented his credentials to the US president at White House.
Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan’s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated with similar positive sentiments for Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Ambassador Khan said he would tirelessly work to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.
In reply, President Trump said that he wants to explore opportunities for the two countries to work closely together and to renew their partnership, the press release stated.
Dr Majeed replaced Ali Jahangir Siddiqi, who was appointed ambassador by the PML-N government at the far end of its five-year tenure.
Siddiqui stepped down from his post as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US on December 25, 2018.