WASHINGTON: The Pakistani embassy here hosted a reception on the 48th Defence Day of Pakistan to honor the services of Armed Forces of Pakistan towards defence and security of the country and to pay homage to brave Pakistani men and women who laid down their lives in the service of their homeland.
In his address to guests on the occasion, Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, paid special tributes to the martyred men and women as well as their families.
He reiterated the Pakistani nation’s resolve to overcome all challenges confronting the country and emphasized the desire for good neighborly relations as the bedrock of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
Ambassador Jilani also commended contributions and sacrifices of Armed Forces in the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb and underscored Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to defeat terrorism on its soil.
A robust Pakistan-US defence partnership continues to remain a factor for stability and security in the region, Ambassador Jilani noted.
Senior representatives of the United States Government including Department of Defence, State Department, think tanks as well as military attach’s from the diplomatic community attended the function in large numbers.