New US Ambassador to Pakistan Comes with an Agenda

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 18 November 2015 21:09

ISLAMABAD: David Hale, the newly appointed US Ambassador to Pakistan arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday with an agenda laid out in a meeting between Obama and Nawaz earlier October, according to a US embassy statement.

Hale was welcomed along with a US embassy statement to mention, “After presenting his credentials, David Hale will begin working with his Pakistani counterparts and Pakistani people to strengthen US-Pakistan relations, increasing trade between the two countries, further enhancing the security partnership, and advancing the broad agenda laid out by President Obama and PM Sharif when they met in Washington on October 22, 2015.”

David Hale was previously

  • ambassador to the Lebanese Republic in the year 2013 to 2015.
  • special envoy for Middle East Peace (2011-2013)
  • deputy special envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-11)
  • US ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2005-8)

Hale, Fluent in Arabic, is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister, has also served in Tunisia, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

In Washington, Hale was the deputy assistant secretary of state for Israel, Egypt and the Levant, director for Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and executive assistant to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

In 2013, Secretary Clinton presented Hale with the Distinguished Service Award.

 

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