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Shehbaz responds to Biden’s letter: Pakistan attaches high importance to its ties with US: PM

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday reaffirmed the resolve to work for social uplift and integration of all minorities in Pakistan

By APP
April 01, 2024
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif (L) and US President Joe Biden. — APP/File
 Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif (L) and US President Joe Biden. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan attaches high importance to its ties with the US.

Responding to a letter of President Joe Biden, he said Pakistan desired to work with the US for achievement of shared goals of global peace and stability, and regional progress and prosperity. He said it was welcoming that both countries had been working together on various significant initiatives in energy, climate change, agriculture, health and education sectors.

“The cooperation between the two countries on energy sector and Green Alliance framework was welcoming,” PM Office Media Wing quoted the prime minister as saying in a press release issued on Sunday.

Earlier, the US president had addressed a letter to the prime minister in which he extended felicitation to the new government.

President Biden had emphasised the “enduring partnership” between the US and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday reaffirmed the resolve to work for social uplift and integration of all minorities in Pakistan.

“I extend my heartfelt greetings to the Christian community of Pakistan and around the world, on the occasion of Easter,” he said in a message. The PM said much more than festivity and celebration, Easter was an occasion to reinforce and reflect on the values of love, tolerance and forgiveness as espoused by Prophet Isa (AS) and was a reminder to emulate these in their daily lives to bring harmony and peace in today’s strife and conflict-ridden world.

On this auspicious occasion, the prime minister also lauded the immense contributions of the Christian community to struggle for the creation of Pakistan and its socioeconomic development and firmly believed that they would continue to play their proactive role in progress and stability of Pakistan.

“While we celebrate diversity of faiths as a source of strength and enrichment in our nation, let us join hands towards building a society that is tolerant and cohesive and together defeat the forces of discord that are trying to cause harm to the fabric of our society,” the PM Office Media Wing quoted the prime minister as saying. He also wished the Christian community a happy and peaceful Easter.