Pakistan’s envoy to US presents credentials to President Donald Trump

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WASHINGON: Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan called on US President Donald Trump and presented his credentials on Saturday.

“Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan’s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated with similar positive sentiments for Prime Minister Imran Khan,” read the press release.

President Trump said he wants to explore opportunities for the two countries to work closely together and to renew their partnership, it said.

The new envoy arrived in Washington earlier this week after Ali Jehangir Siddiqui stepped down. Siddiqui was appointed by the PML-N government.

Ambassador Majeed, who was also Pakistan’s deputy ambassador in Washington till 2015, is expected to revive Pakistani lobbies on the Hill that once played an effective role in promoting bilateral ties but have become ineffective due to internal disputes and lack of interest.