WASHINGTON – Pakistan’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry called on US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.

Chaudhry conveyed best wishes and commitment of Islamabad and the people of Pakistan for strengthening friendly ties between the two countries and presented his credentials to the US president.

He said, during the meeting, President Donald Trump sent his good wishes for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Monday’s meeting was the first ever official interaction between Pakistani envoy and Donald Trump who took oath on February 20th.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met Acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC.

The former foreign secretary, Aizaz Chaudhry was named ambassador of Pakistan to the US in mid February and joined his new responsibilities in Washington last month after replacing Jalil Abbas Jilani.

Chaudhry is a Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. He also authored a book ‘Pakistan Mirrored to Dutch Eyes’.