Donald Blome appointed as US ambassador to Pakistan


US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome has taken charge of new duties in Islamabad.

According to the US Embassy, the new envoy will be instrumental in strengthening bilateral ties. Blome will be the first full-time ambassador to Pakistan since American envoy David Hale returned home at the end of his term in August 2018. The Trump administration did not appoint a permanent representative to Islamabad.

The US Senate confirmed his appointment in March, stating that the Partnership with Pakistan is critical to progress on regional security, trade and investment, the climate crisis, and human rights. The previous week. Wendy Sherman, Deputy Secretary of State, administered the oath and praised him as a superb choice to build on the 75-year history of US-Pakistan relations.