Newly-appointed Pakistan ambassador to present credentials to Trump today


WASHINGTON: Newly-appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan will present his credentials to President Donald Trump today (Friday).

A ceremony will take place at the White House during which the ambassadors of Afghanistan and India will also present their credentials to the US president.

Dr Majeed reached Washington on January 8 to take charge of his new position.

A career diplomat, Dr Majeed until recently served as Pakistan’s ambassador in Tokyo. In the past, he has served in New York and Washington in different capacities. His appointment was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in October last year.

Dr Majeed replaced Ali Jahangir Siddiqi, who was appointed ambassador by the PML-N government at the far end of its five-year tenure.

Siddiqui stepped down from his post as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US on December 25, 2018.

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