Returning from US trip, Qureshi ‘slightly more hopeful’ than before

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After completing an exhaustive 10-day visit to the United States, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi flew out from the city Wednesday night to return to Pakistan.

Before leaving for Islamabad, Qureshi addressed a press conference, wherein he thanked Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, and the staff at the Embassy in Washington for giving him a warm welcome and hosting him.

“I’m grateful to the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Ali Jahangir Siddiqui and to the staff of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington for hosting me,” he said.

“The entire team cooperated in making my tour to the US successful.”

The foreign minister spoke of his meetings with numerous important leaders and think tanks in the US, as well as the Pakistani diaspora.

“The Pakistani community in the US is quite strong,” he said, but “we need to get [them] active” here. “We are committed to making [their] role in the US effective,” he added.