USAID, LAC agree to strengthen ties

The visiting official appreciated the hard work being done by Alhamra Arts Council

APP September 25, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab USAID Director Kevin C Sharp on Tuesday visited the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) and expressed keen interest in various sections of the Alhamra Art Centre. During the meeting, LAC board of governors (BoG) Chairperson Muneeza Hashmi, Executive Director Ather Ali Khan and Provincial Director USAID Kevin C Sharp agreed on people-to-people contacts to strengthen bilateral relations. Both sides also agreed to explore opportunities in arts, literature and other cultural activities. BoG Chairperson Muneeza Hashmi, along with Executive Director Ather Ali, briefed the USAID director about Alhamra Art Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Adbi Bethak and Cultural activities at the council. Kevin C Sharp said that the diplomatic relations between the USA and Pakistan spanned over many years and she believed that both the countries were trying their best to increase bilateral relationship. The visiting official appreciated the hard work being done by Alhamra Arts Council. The LAC chairperson said that it was the key objective of the LAC to promote country’s “colourful culture and wonderful traditions in the world and make the world believe that Pakistan is a great place to visit”. Executive Director Ather Ali Khan said the LAC was striving to enhance cooperation in the field of art, literature and culture with all countries around the world which will also boost bilateral ties with other countries.  

Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2019.


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