United States deepens bilateral partnership with KP

The United States has taken a number of initiatives related to economic growth, education, security, and cultural preservation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to deepen the partnership with the people of the province.

According to a press release issued by the US Consulate General in Peshawar, the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome undertook 3-day visit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to review these measures.

To strengthen the US-Pakistan economic partnership in KP, the Ambassador and KP Planning and Development Secretary Shah Mahmood Khan inaugurated a new five-year project of worth 24 million dollars to strengthen and modernize the agriculture sector and small and medium enterprises.

Ambassador Blome also met with business leaders to talk about trade and commerce in the province, as well as environmental practices in business.

To highlight educational activities, Ambassador Blome visited Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan to inaugurate a new English Works program.

The United States is providing scholarships for 215 KP students to complete a six-month program in Mardan and Charsadda to improve their English language proficiency and other skills needed for professional success.

Since 2019, the United States has provided more than 3 million dollars to support English language education in KP, benefiting more than 3,500 students and teachers in this province.

The United States also invested 1.5 million dollars to rebuild the school, which employs over 50 teachers and is educating more than 1,100 students.

During his visit, the US Ambassador met the new Inspector General of KP Police, Akhtar Hayat Khan, to discuss US support for KP police and their facilities.

He also shared condolences for the officers and citizens who lost their lives in the January 30 Peshawar Mosque attack.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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