US Ambassador Donald Blome has expressed support for Pakistan’s democracy and the key role of an independent press in a meeting between the envoy and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, according to a statement from Acting US Mission Spokesperson Thomas Montgomery.

The statement said the pair met to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues, including partnering with Pakistan on regional security, US support for continued economic reforms with and through the International Monetary Fund, trade and investment, education, climate change and private sector-led economic growth.

The US ambassador and PM Shehbaz also discussed how both countries can work together to accelerate projects addressing climate change under the US-Pakistan Green Alliance framework.

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