Strengthen Pak-US trade ties: Zardari to Sherry

Sherry Rehman was appointed envoy to the US on Wednesday after Husain Haqqani resigned over a secret memo.

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has asked Sherry Rehman, ambassador-designate to the US, to concentrate on further enhancing Pakistan-US bilateral ties with a focus on strengthening trade ties.

Zardari met Rehman at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.

Rehman said she would augment Pakistan`s bilateral relations with the US, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

Former minister Rehman was appointed envoy to the US on Wednesday after Husain Haqqani resigned over a secret memo to Washington that claimed Zardari feared a military coup following the May 02 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.

IANS

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