US CG signs agreement to open Lincoln corner in Quetta

September 14, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and University of Balochistan, Vice Chancellor Dr. Javeid Iqbal signed an agreement to open a Lincoln Corner in Quetta in early 2015. This first Lincoln Corner in Balochistan Province will be located at the University of Balochistan’s Law College.

“It has been a long, hard road to get here today,” said Mr. Heath. “We are honoured to be working with Dr. Javeid Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan; and Barrister Amanullah Achakzai, Principal, Law College, University of Balochistan.

“The Lincoln Centre Quetta will open doors for Pakistanis who want to learn more about America, explore study and exchange opportunities, and engage with Americans and alumni, said Mr. Heath.

When Lincoln Corner Quetta opens in 2015, it marks “the beginning of a new chapter between the U.S. Consulate and the people of Balochistan,” said Mr. Heath.

Lincoln Corners are a worldwide network of publicly accessible places that enable U.S. Embassies and Consulates to build and strengthen relations with host countries, showcase American culture and values, promote English language learning, encourage study in the United States, and foster goodwill and understanding.

There are more than 700 Lincoln Corners worldwide. Pakistan currently has 19 Lincoln Corners and three Information Resource Centers.

In Sindh Province, the U.S. Mission has Lincoln Corners in Karachi, Hyderabad, Khairpur, and Larkana. Students, professors, and other members of the community can access these spaces free-of-charge.

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