Newly-appointed US Consul General shares ‘excitement in Pashto’


After being posted on the US Consul General in Peshawar, Richard Riley shared his pleasure after arriving within the capital metropolis of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Ok-P) to be on this a part of the world on social media — that too in Pashto.

“It is a moment of joy for me to be once again in this wonderful part of the world,” Riley mentioned in a video message recorded in Pashto, needing to know the historical past and tradition of Ok-P.

“This is an honour for me and my great team at the US consulate to represent the American people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” he added.

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According to Riley, the US and Pakistan shared targets and combating the Covid-19 pandemic Is some of the necessary partnerships that the US has with Pakistan.

“I am proud of the fact that the American people have donated more than 15 million doses of the Covid vaccine for free distribution in Pakistan and look forward to the day that every Pakistani has access to the life-saving vaccine so that together we are able to end this pandemic,” he mentioned.

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Riley additionally mentioned that in his time in Peshawar, he shall be concentrating on the significance of combating the causes of the local weather disaster, supporting human rights and selling stability, safety and prosperity in Ok-P.

“We will continue to partner with the government of Pakistan in development programmes and initiatives organised and funded by the USAID and other parts of our US diplomatic mission to work towards the shared goal of improving the lives of people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the newly merged districts,” he added.

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