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U.S.-Pakistan Relations - State Department Fact Sheet

On the eve of the visit of the Pakistan Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan a review of the state of the US Pakistan Relations Fact Sheet by State Department, United States established diplomatic relations with Pakistan following the country’s independence in 1947. We have a multi-faceted relationship with Pakistan in areas ranging from counterterrorism to energy to trade and investment. Pakistani forces have made significant sacrifices in recent years to reclaim parts of the country previously held by militant groups. Pakistan also has taken some action against externally-focused militant groups and UN-designated terrorist organizations operating from its territory in accordance with its National Action Plan against terrorism , the United States continues to urge Pakistan to take decisive and irreversible action against these groups, Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world by population and the 40th largest economy. The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination country, while China is Pakistan’s largest import partner. Despite ongoing security and macroeconomic concerns, Pakistan remains an attractive market for U.S. companies due to favorable demographics, English language skills, low labor costs, and natural resources; however, there are real trade and investment barriers that limit the ability of U.S. companies to enter the market and grow their businesses in Pakistan. Overall U.S.-Pakistan trade in 2018 reached a record high of $6.6 billion, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year. U.S. exports to Pakistan increased 4 percent to reach an all-time high of $2.9 billion in 2018. .............................

 

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