New US embassy inaugurated in Islamabad

New US embassy inaugurated in Islamabad
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ISLAMABAD - A ceremony to mark the opening of a new consular facility, offices and residences was held at the US embassy in Islamabad.

US Ambassador David Hale, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells and Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Project Director Tracy Thomas participated in the observance.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Hale said the new embassy provides a modern and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy between our two nations.

He said it represents an enduring American commitment to the Pakistani people.

Since work began in 2011, over 10,000 people have contributed 30 million work hours to complete the project, which added 24 billion rupees to the local economy through employment opportunities and the use of local products.

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