Friday, July 19

Ambassador Masood Khan receives Hubert Humphrey Fellows from Pakistan

Ambassador Masood Khan receives Hubert Humphrey Fellows from Pakistan

Ambassador Masood Khan receives Hubert Humphrey Fellows from Pakistan

“It is a great opportunity for Pakistani students and professionals to visit the United States and benefit from globally recognized seats of learning and hone their skills for better service delivery,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.
“Pakistan and United States have long-standing educational ties and both the countries are partnering to further strengthen these bonds with increased number of exchanges,” he continued.
“Immersion would be a good approach to learn new technologies; and build networks to bring the professionals of the two countries closer,” he said.
The Ambassador made these remarks while interacting with a group of 15 mid-career Pakistani professionals, from public and private sector, who are currently visiting the United States under Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program and pursuing their studies in various disciplines in leading US universities.
The Program brings mid-career professionals from developing countries, including Pakistan, to the United States for a year of study and professional experiences. It is part of the Fulbright exchange and fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service. This year 17 Pakistani professionals have been selected for the program.
On Pak-US relations, the Ambassador said that the two countries have recalibrated their relations after post-withdrawal period and have been making efforts to strengthen their partnership in critical areas including trade and investment, climate change, energy, agriculture, health and education.
The Ambassador urged the public sector professional to keenly observe, study and learn best practices, being followed by the US public sector institutions for improved service delivery.
Discussing Pak-US cooperation in health sector, the Ambassador stated that Pakistan looked forward to benefitting from US expertise in robust disease surveillance and vaccine production to meet future pandemics.
He urged the visiting fellows to develop networks with their counterparts for mutual learning and sharing of expertise.
“You are the ambassadors of Pakistan. Help project true image of the country and play your role to develop new linkages between professionals of the two countries,” said the Ambassador.
The Ambassador wished the visiting professionals productive stay in the United States.

Editor: Raja Kamran