United States and Pakistan on Saturday agreed to remain engaged for further bilateral collaboration in the health sector to achieve the sustainable development. Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reform and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar held a virtual meeting with the US Department of State’s Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, Gayle E. Smith at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, said a press release. The minister briefed Smith on Pakistan’s efforts against COVID-19 pandemic including the vaccination campaign. The minister stressed the need to learn from collective experiences and lessons of the global COVID-19 response. He thanked the US government for providing valuable support for Pakistan’s COVID-19 response, noting in particular the provision of COVID vaccines. Smith appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against COVID-19 and said that Islamabad was an important partner in combating the pandemic. She said that the US government had so far provided around 16 million vaccination doses to Pakistan and was trying to increase that figure. The minister and Smith agreed to enhance cooperation in fighting the pandemic.