On Wednesday, August 3rd, Ambassador Ahmed was honored to host distinguished guests Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Ambassador Nasir Khan, Senator Abdullah Riar, and Mr. Zain H. Qureshi at American University for an intimate luncheon. The luncheon was the Pakistani delegation’s final stop on their visit to Washington. The delegation was received by Ambassador Ahmed, Mr. Arsallah Khan Hoti, a senior member of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan, and Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman, the acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, and Patrick Burnett, assistant to Ambassador Ahmed.
Once settled, the delegation was welcomed to the University by Dean James Goldgeier, Dean of the School of International Service, Dr. Louis Goodman, Dean emeritus of the School of International Service, and Ambassador Anthony Quainton, Distinguished Diplomat-in-Residence in the School of International Service and former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Peru, Kuwait, and the Central African Empire. Ambassador Ahmed also presented His Excellency The Foreign Minister with an autographed copy of his book, Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam (2010), as well as a copy of his newest film, Journey into Europe (2015).
After receiving a warm welcome to the University and learning more about the activities of the School of International Service and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, the delegation was then treated to lunch in the Terrace Dining Room (TDR) at American University, organized by Elisa Frost, Research Assistant to Ambassador Ahmed, allowing the honorable gentlemen to experience the culinary delights of American campus life while further discussing the work of both Ambassador Ahmed and His Excellency The Foreign Minister.