business team to meet President, PM in March
Lt. General (retd) Daniel Christman, senior vice president
for international affairs, has said that a delegation of
US-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) and US Chamber of Commerce
will undertake a visit of Pakistan in the month of March.
During its three-day visit from March 14 to March 16, he stated that the
US business leaders will also meet with President General Pervez Musharraf
and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, besides meeting senior government officials,
as well as leading private sector business representatives.
He disclosed this in his welcome remarks at the ‘hi-tea’ held
by the US-Pakistan Business Council and US Chamber of Commerce for Ambassador
Jehangir Karamat, who was the main speaker on the occasion.
State Department. DCM Mohammad Sadiq, as well as Pakistan Embassy officials
of trade, commerce, press and economic division also attended.
Mr Christman highlighted the centrality of trade and commerce in the US-Pakistan
relations, which were close, cooperative and strategic. He said it was
reassuring to find Mr Karamat heading the Pakistan embassy, “who
was widely known to scholars and highly respected by noted American people,
and, who will certainly bring the two peoples even closer, by furthering
this close, fruitful and central relationship.”