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.