New Pakistan ambassador presents credential to Trump

WASHINGTON: Newly-appointed Pakistani ambassador to the US (US), Dr Asad Majeed Khan on Saturday offered his credentials to the US President Donald Trump, ARY Information reported.

Dr Khan furnished his credentials in a ceremony on the White Home on Saturday. The ambassadors of Afghanistan and India additionally offered their credentials alongside to the US president.

The brand new envoy had reached the US capital on Jan eight to take helm of his new place. He’s a profession diplomat and was beforehand serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to Tokyo.

Previous to his appointment, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui was serving on this pivotal submit within the US. Siddique was nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) authorities, days earlier than its departure however served for greater than seven months from Might 9 to Dec 25, 2018.

Dr Khan is Pakistan’s 29th Ambassador to the US. He served as Pakistan’s Cost d’Affaires advert interim to the US from Might 2013 to Jan 2014 and as Deputy Chief of Mission from March 2012 to Sep 2015.

Former Pakistani ambassador, Senator Sherry Rehman, had welcomed the appointment of Dr Khan, including that she strongly cheered this improvement. “He held the job for six months after I had resigned and even whereas I used to be serving, (he was) a stellar, upright and sensible diplomat, capable of transfer with the occasions and challenges.”

Couple of months after the incumbent authorities took cost, Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed in October that altering the Pakistan ambassador to the US was on the playing cards.

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