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Pakistan hails Kerry’s nomination for Secretary of State

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Washington Sherry Rehman hailed Senator John Kerry’s nomination for US Secretary of State by President Obama, and described him Islamabad’s ‘good friend’.
In a statement, she said that Mr Kerry had made invaluable efforts for his country and was aware of strategic significance of democratically and economically strong and stable Pakistan.
“We look forward to work with him for stronger ties between the US and Pakistan,” Sherry Rehman said.
“We welcome news of the nomination of Senator John F. Kerry as the next US Secretary of State. Senator Kerry is a man of towering stature and accomplishments, having served the United States with great vigor and distinction,” Sherry Rehman said.
Ambassador Rehman, who has been engaged in an extensive diplomatic outreach on the Capitol Hill towards improvement of Pakistan-US ties, said Senator Kerry has demonstrated through the years an extraordinary understanding of the complexities of South and Central Asia.
“He has been a steadfast friend of Pakistan and is keenly aware of the strategic importance of a democratic, economically viable and stable Pakistan,” the ambassador noted.
“We look forward to his confirmation and to working with a statesman of his high moral standing and outstanding diplomatic caliber, to strengthen Pakistan-US relations, and to build peace and stability in South Asia,” she said.
Ambassador Rehman noted that the Senator’s past association with Pakistan and that he “has been a steadfast friend of Pakistan and is keenly aware of the strategic importance of a democratic, economically viable and stable Pakistan.”
Senator Kerry’s appointment at the State Department needs confirmation from Congress, before he can take over from outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.



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