Consul General Nicole Theriot (center) stands with Pakistani athletes at a ceremony in Karachi, Jan. 20. The athletes are training for the June 2023 Special Olympic World Games in Berlin, Germany. The chairperson of Pakistan’s Special Olympics Committee hosted the ceremony. In her remarks, Theriot expressed the U.S. Consulate General of Karachi’s support for Pakistan’s athletes in the upcoming games as the U.S. strongly advocates for the rights and equality of persons with disabilities in every respect. ConGen Karachi will include these Olympians in the public diplomacy section’s active sports diplomacy programming later this Spring in support of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, youth empowerment, gender equality, and leadership priorities.
Photo courtesy of Pakistan’s Special Olympics Committee