Consul General Makaneole stresses expanding Pak-US relations.

LAHORE -- US Consul General Lahore William K. Makaneole has said that Pakistan has been and continues to be a valued partner of the United States and his country looks forward to deepening and expanding bilateral relationships over the coming years.

During a four-day visit to districts of Pakpattan, Sahiwal and Bahwalnagar, which concluded on Friday, he said, "Our governments have partnered on a range of issues and our people-to-people ties remain strong."

During his visit, the US diplomat met local government representatives and members of the business community to deepen robust partnership between the United States and Pakistan. He also visited the shrines of Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Tajuddin Chishti and the landmark Harappa Museum.

Paying respects at the shrines of famous Sufi saints, Makaneole said, 'These shrines symbolise diverse cultural, historical and religious heritage of Punjab and Pakistan.'

He said that founded in 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) preserves historical and cultural treasures...

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