*WASHINGTON - Newly-appointed Pakistani envoy to the United States (US), Dr Asad Majeed Khan had had arrived in America to take charge of his prestigious appointment.*
*He will present his credentials to US President Donald Trump on Friday.*
In a ceremony at the White House today, the ambassadors of Afghanistan and India will also present their credentials along with Dr Khan to the US president.
The ambassadors of Afghanistan and India will also present their credentials in a ceremony at the White House along with Dr Khan.
The new envoy reached the US capital on Jan 8 to take helm of his new position. He is a career diplomat and was previously serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to Tokyo.
Prior to his appointment, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui was serving on this pivotal post in the US . Siddique was nominated by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, days before its departure but served for more than seven months from May 9 to Dec 25, 2018.
Dr Khan would be Pakistan’s 29th Ambassador to the United States. He served as Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires ad interim to the United States from May 2013 to Jan 2014 and as Deputy Chief of Mission from March 2012 to Sep 2015.