Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said Punjab-California Sister Province Agreement provides a model to establish domain-specific state-to-province, city-to-city economic linkages between Pakistan and the United States. He stated this while talking to Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan in Washington DC, says a press release received here on Thursday from US.
The Ambassador said the tech-startups of Pakistan, manned by enterprising youth, and a vibrant tech sector of Irvine, California, could forge strong partnerships for not only meeting the economic needs of the two sides but also to strengthen people-to-people exchanges. He said Farrah N. Khan’s leadership qualities and successes make Pakistan and Pakistani diaspora in the United States proud. He said Pak-origin Americans, who have excelled in their respective areas, were not only an asset for Pakistan but an abiding link between Pakistan and the United States.
Farrah Khan thanked the Ambassador for warmly receiving her and highlighted tech, Media-tech and artificial intelligence as the major sectors where Irvine was witnessing significant progress. Farrah Khan also highlighted the valuable contributions being made by Pakistani diaspora towards socio-economic development of Irvine and the state of California. The Ambassador invited Mayor Farrah Khan to visit Pakistan along with a business delegation for promoting cooperation between chamber and industry and to strengthen people-to-people linkages.