US vows to advance partnership with Pakistan
State Department spokesman says Islamabad is our important partner in region: US Under Secretary Uzra holds talks with Pakistani ambassador
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The United States has declared that Pakistan is a partner of America and Washington is looking forward to advance this partnership, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a media briefing on Thursday, Ned Price said that Secretary Blinken had an opportunity to sit down with his Pakistani counterpart in New York last month during which constructive discussion were held regarding the full range of issues, including the issue of food security.
He said that Pakistan is a partner of ours, and we will look to ways to advance that partnership in a manner that serves our interest and our mutual interests as well.
Ambassador Masood Khan met Under Secretary Uzra Zeya at the State Department on Thursday. The ambassador was received warmly by the Under Secretary and both agreed to strengthen Pakistan-US relations in diverse areas through frequent exchanges on issues of mutual interest.
Constructive conversation with Pakistani Ambassador @Masood__Khan today to discuss human rights and Pakistan's critical support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees. I Look forward to our close partnership. 🇺🇸🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/74EPmtE74L— Under Secretary Uzra Zeya (@UnderSecStateJ) June 16, 2022
After the meeting, Under Secretary Uzra Zeya tweeted that she had a constructive conversation with Ambassador Khan to discuss human rights and Pakistan’s support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees. “I look forward to our close partnership”, she said.
Ambassador @Masood__Khan met @UnderSecStateJ Uzra Zeya for Human Rights to promote Pakistan-US dialogue and cooperation. Agreed fully to forge closer ties between the two countries.— Pakistan Embassy US (@PakinUSA) June 16, 2022
In the meeting, Ambassador Masood Khan also thanked Under Secretary Uzra Zeya for her visit to Pakistan; and welcomed OIC-State Department’s dialogue on 23-24 May, in Washington DC, to promote dialogue between the United States and OIC nations.
Under Secretary Uzra Zeya visited Islamabad in late March to represent the United States at the OIC-CFM Council of Foreign Ministers Conference.
On that occasion, she underlined the enduring ties and partnership between Pakistan and the US. She had also commended Pakistan for offering dignity and safety to Afghan refugees for over 40 years.