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US delegation due tomorrow for talks on trade, energy

Published: February 6, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Acting US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan Henry Ensher will lead high-level delegation to Pakistan for talks on the bilateral ties in Islamabad on Thursday (tomorrow), sources told The Express Tribune on Tuesday.

The arrival of the US delegation indicated a thaw in the bilateral relations after a phase of strained relations. Ensher assumed the duty of Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan on October 1, 2018. Previously, he served as the acting deputy assistant secretary for Afghanistan since October 2, 2017.

“Ensher will arrive in Pakistan with a high-level delegation on Thursday to discuss opportunities for trade, energy, investment and other areas,” a source said. “He will hold meetings with the officials of finance and the commerce ministries as well as the Foreign Office,” the source added.

According to another source, the US delegation will also visit Karachi to meet business dignitaries and discuss the Pak-US relations. The delegation will review opportunities for investment and economic development.

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