Pakistan’s ambassador to US meets Trump

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Pakistan's new ambassador to the US Ali Jehangir Siddiqui recently presented his credentials to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House.

A Cornell-educated banker, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui succeeds Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who was a career diplomat, as Pakistan's 28th Ambassador to the United States. Siddiqui met Trump during a ceremony at the Oval Office which included envoys from seven other countries.

In his welcome message on the embassy website, the ambassador said that there was a great deal of promise and potential in Pakistan-US relations. "I have taken this challenging responsibility with full confidence that we can accomplish great things together," he said.