Richard Olson arrives in Pakistan to take charge as new US ambassador

Olson says he wants to work together to promote relationships based on mutual respect and common interests.


Web Desk October 27, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Richard Olson arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to take up his role as the new US Ambassador to Pakistan, Express News reported.

According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, Olson said he was looking forward to present his credentials to President Asif Ali Zardari.

Olson said that he wants to work together to promote relationships based on mutual respect and common interests.

The new ambassador says he hopes for trade, resolving the energy crisis and improving the quality of education.

Richard Olson was sworn in as ambassador on September 24 by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The envoy was introduced to President Asif Ali Zardari by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier, when both met on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly session.

A US Embassy spokesperson had told The Express Tribune that Olson is to arrive in Pakistan during the next couple of weeks.

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Raheel Karim | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Despite the tensions between both the countries, United states and Pakistan have worked together to improve the quality of life through promoting education, empowering women, alleviating poverty, fighting disease, combating natural hazards or so on. The mutual projects of both the countries have helped promote bilateral ties between the United States and Pakistan to a great extent.

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

You will be given a standing ovation by the people of Pakistan, provided, you pursue your government to stop the drone attacks which have killed uncounted innocent people in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

The parity is that uncounted innocent people are killed when the drone fire a missile to kill one militant or Taliban.

Does your government respects human rights or not? Or the human rights are only limited up to US?

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