Asad Majeed Khan likely to replace Siddiqui in U.S. as he steps down from post

The outgoing ambassador to the U.S., Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, (right) with a United States official. He said that during his tenure the trust deficit between the two countries lessened.

Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, stepped down from his post on Tuesday.

He said both countries looked for shared ground on diplomatic issues including the Afghanistan war and were getting engaged in contacts at the high level.

The outgoing ambassador said that during his tenure the trust deficit between the two countries lessened and he was leaving the Pakistan-America ties in better condition.

Ali Jehangir Siddiqui said there were some negative tweets in January sent by the American officials but the situation changed and the U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan sought help in the Afghanistan conflict to bring it to an end.

Ali Jahangir Siddiqui has served as the chief investment officer and managing partner at JS Private Equity and JS Private Equity Fund.

Asad Majeed Khan is expected to take his position.