Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan frequented the White Home on Saturday to meet up with President Joe Biden to honor the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties in between the two nations.
“It was an honor to meet up with President Biden at the Oval business,” the ambassador mentioned in a tweet released right after the meeting. This strengthened “the take care of to even more improve Pakistan-US ties,” he additional.
Ambassador Masood Khan beforehand satisfied President Biden on June 15 at the White House — an established tradition in Washington for freshly appointed envoys.
In accordance to the press launch issued by the Pakistan embassy, in the course of the ceremony, President Biden and Ambassador Khan had a short discussion on constructing a powerful foundation for shifting the US-Pakistan ties ahead.
Forty-six other ambassadors had been also current to have an formal photograph with the president 1 by 1. They way too had not been in a position to connect with on President Biden for a lot more than a year since of Covid-19 restrictions.
Ambassador Khan was despatched to Washington on March 25, when the PTI federal government was nonetheless in electric power, but right after former prime minister Imran Khan’s ouster on April 11, there was speculation that the change in Islamabad would also impact diplomatic appointments.
Later, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram, defined that incumbent ambassadors go on to depict the region in overseas capitals unless of course specially questioned by the new authorities to return home. Neither Ambassador Khan nor Ambassador Akram was questioned to do so.
The White House’s endorsement of Ambassador Khan’s appointment will come regardless of a sturdy opposition from the Indian lobby in Washington who did not want a Kashmiri to characterize Pakistan in the US capital.
The Indian lobby feared that it would strengthen the Kashmir bring about and released a main campaign to encourage the Biden administration not to acknowledge Ambassador Khan’s qualifications. They persuaded the US lawmakers to produce letters to different US officers, urging them to request Islamabad to send out a further envoy. But their pleas were ignored.