KARACHI  - The United States is committed to enduring partnership with the people of Pakistan and strengthen the bilateral relationship with Pakistan on a solid footing.      This was stated by the Consul General of United States in Karachi, Michael Dodman. He was speaking during a visit to the Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) here on Thursday evening.     The Consul General highlighted role of the PACC towards fostering understanding and promoting educational and cultural activities.      He said that the US government fully believes in importance of the educational and cultural exchange programmes. These programmes really are the bridges between our countries”, Michael Dodman remarked adding that “we are committed to an enduring partnership with the people of Pakistan.” He said the US currently had more cultural and educational exchange programmes in Pakistan than anywhere else in the world.     He pointed out that the State Department runs nearly 30 exchange programmes for the students in a variety of fields including journalism, medicine, education, women’s studies and engineering etc Students from Pakistan also participate in some of the programmes, he added.      Michael Dodman said that the flagship programmes include Fulbright exchange programme. He pointed out that Pakistan has the largest Fulbright programme in the world.       The Fulbright fellows receive funding to participate in the graduate or PhD level programmes.       Around 100 Pakistanis are chosen as the Fulbright fellows every year. The Consul General said, “This year we have sent over 100 young people on an year-long high school exchange programme known as the youth study and exchange programme.”        PACC President Rafiq Tabani, in his welcome address, said the PACC was promoting friendship and understanding between the people of Pakistan and the United States. Muhammad Sikander Iqbal, Executive Director of PACC, presented the note of thanks.