Assalam o Alaikum!
I am Donald Blome, and I am honored to represent the United States as the new Ambassador to Pakistan.
We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Pakistan. In fact, our relationship began 75 years ago, very shortly after Pakistan gained its independence.
We live today in a world full of challenges. We can address those challenges most effectively by working together, side by side.
I look forward to deepening the connections between the Pakistani and American people, which have a rich history, and an even brighter future.
I also look forward to exploring Pakistan, from Karachi to Lahore, Peshawar to Gilgit-Baltistan, and all the places in between.
Today, I had my first encounter with Pakistan’s historic jingle trucks and learned about the art and the artists who have made this such a distinct and characteristic art form in Pakistan. This is riding in style.
I hope I have the chance to meet some of you in the coming weeks and months.