Over 1000 Pakistani students and professionals visit US annually, says envoy
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, says adolescents and professionals play a key function in shaping the destiny of Pak-US relations.
Masood changed into addressing a welcome ceremony of a cohort of fifty one young Pakistani undergraduate college students presently visiting the US under the Global UGRAD Spring 2023 Program on the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC.
He said almost 1000 Pakistani professionals, authorities officials, civil society activists, journalists and others go to the US annually, strengthening the binds between the two international locations.
The ambassador said that packages inclusive of UGRAD offer Pakistani students with an opportunity now not only to study superior expertise at prestigious US universities but additionally to help them create a better expertise of US society.
Masood Khan thanked america State Department, United States Education Foundation Pakistan and International Research & Exchanges Board for his or her robust dedication in the direction of the education alternate programs with Pakistan.
Ambassador Khan commended the younger students on their choice, pronouncing that the particular experience of analyzing in the US in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), social sciences, humanities and other disciplines could assist them hone their capabilities.
He added that professional and cultural alternate packages, along with Fulbright Student Program, Global UGRAD, YES, IVLP, SUSI and the Hubert Humphery Fellowship Program, are robust threads that cement the Pak-US dating.
Highlighting multifaceted Pak-US cooperation, the ambassador additionally thanked the USA authorities for its help in alleviation and restoration operations after massive floods hit the us of a. He said Pakistan seems ahead to endured US support during the reconstruction and rehabilitation segment.
Molly Stephenson, Director Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs on the US Department of State, Steve Money, Deputy Director Office of the Academic Exchange Programs, Michael Dyer, Senior Project Director IREX and different officials accompanied the organization all through their visit to the embassy.
The travelling college students might study at 47 distinctive US institutions throughout 30 US States. Global UGRAD software yearly provides one-semester scholarships to greater than 200 incredible undergraduate students.
Speaking occasionally, Molly Stephenson and Steve Dyer congratulated the scholars and preferred their management characteristics.
They said that this system’s purpose was to assist gifted Pakistani students broaden their horizons, explore new avenues for personal increase and create a higher know-how some of the people of the two international locations.