ISLAMABAD: United States Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T Esper reaffirmed long-term, mutually helpful safety partnership with Pakistan in a cellphone name to Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa late Thursday.
In accordance with a press launch, Esper reaffirmed US Defence Division’s “commitment to a long-term, mutually beneficial security partnership with the government of Pakistan”.
“Secretary Esper expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s support to the Afghanistan reconciliation process following February 29, 2020, US-Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Joint Declaration and signing of the US-Taliban Agreement,” it added.
Esper additionally welcomed continued shut cooperation with Pakistan sooner or later.
Hours after the cellphone name, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells introduced USAID price $1 million to assist Pakistan fight the lethal virus.
And the U.S. and #Pakistan are longstanding companions in tackling world well being challenges. There are 100+ latest Pakistani graduates of @CDCgov‘s epidemiology lab coaching on the bottom investigating #COVID19 circumstances in #GilgitBaltistan & #Punjab proper now. AGW #Partners4Prosperity
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“The US-Pakistan government partnership is helping fight [the] COVID-19. The US government is responding to COVID-19 in Pakistan with [an] initial $1 million in USAID funding to bolster monitoring & rapid response,” she wrote.
Wells emphasised that the 2 nations are longstanding companions in tackling world well being challenges. “There are 100+ recent Pakistani graduates of US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s epidemiology lab training on the ground investigating COVID-19 cases in Gilgit Baltistan and Punjab right now.”
The lethal pneumonia-like virus has claimed over 9,000 lives and contaminated over 200,000 folks worldwide. In Pakistan, the COVID-19 tally of confirmed circumstances topped 450 late Thursday with Punjab and Balochistan reporting new circumstances.
The nation noticed its third coronavirus dying on Friday with a affected person passing away in Karachi.