Washington: Pakistan is committed to maintaining cordial relations with all its neighbours, including India and Afghanistan, Pakistan Prime Minister’s special envoy has said as he met senior US officials to review bilateral ties.
Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, met Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken during which the two diplomats reviewed the state of bilateral relationship and expressed satisfaction over its growing momentum and positive trajectory.
“They acknowledged that high level interactions between the leadership of the two countries have contributed significantly in strengthening bilateral cooperation on economy, regional stability, and countering extremism and terrorism,” a statement by the Pakistani Embassy here said.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, and Dan Feldman Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan were also present at the meeting.
Fatemi briefed Blinken on the Prime Minister’s consistent policy of outreach to Pakistan?s neighbours and his commitment to maintaining cordial relations with all its neighbours, including Afghanistan and India, the statement said.
He also apprised the Deputy Secretary of State of the steps taken by the Pakistan Government over the last two years to implement its economic agenda, while highlighting the progress made in achieving economic stability and investor confidence.
The Pakistani officials also briefed Blinken about the ongoing law enforcement operations in FATA aimed at securing Pakistani soil from all militants.
Appreciating Pakistan’s stabilising role in the region, Blinken according to the embassy statement lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to reach out to Pakistan’s neighbors and hoped that his initiatives would help bring peace and prosperity to the region.
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