Prime Minister of Pakistan (PM), Shehbaz Sharif, has finally met with the President of the United States (US), Joe Biden, after a period of a diplomatic standstill between both countries.
PM Sharif met with President Biden at the reception of world leaders who attended the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) in New York City, US. The reception was hosted by President Biden.
In this regard, the Head of PM’s Strategic Reforms, Salman Sufi, tweeted that PM Sharif lauded the partnership between both countries and the US government for its flood relief operations and persistent provision of coronavirus vaccines.
— Salman Sufi (Wear A Mask To Save Lives) (@SalmanSufi7) September 23, 2022
Note here that the meeting comes after India expressed its concerns over the F-16 aircraft equipment deal between Pakistan and the US.
The US’s Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) gave the required approval for the proposed deal earlier this month, which infuriated New Delhi. India’s Ministry of External Affairs had protested against it despite DSCA’s assurance that it would not affect the regional balance of power.