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JOINT STATEMENT on New Five-Year Bilateral Assistance Agreement
June 7, 2023

JOINT STATEMENT on New Five-Year Bilateral Assistance Agreement

June 7, 2023 – Today, Pakistan and the United States renewed their long-standing bilateral
development cooperation relationship during a meeting between the Ministry of
Economic Affairs and the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

A new five-year agreement was signed by the Federal Minister of Economic
Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, visiting USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman,
Secretary of Economic Affairs Dr. Kazim Niaz, and USAID/Pakistan Mission
Director Reed Aeschliman.

This agreement builds on our countries’ long history of partnership and signifies
the United States’ continued commitment to support Pakistan on development
objectives that are important to both nations, including climate, resilience, clean
energy, sustainable economic growth, inclusive democratic governance,
education, and health security.

The United States remains one of the largest providers of development assistance
to Pakistan, partnering with the Government of Pakistan, civil society, and
international organizations on numerous programs aligned with Pakistan’s
priorities. We look forward to continuing to advance this partnership in part
through the U.S.-Pakistan Green Alliance,” a framework focused on agriculture,
water management, and clean energy.