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

By: News Desk
Published: 02:41 PM, 17 Jun, 2022
US vows to advance partnership with Pakistan
Caption: Pakistan Ambassador Masood Khan holds talks with US Under Secretary Uzra Zeya at the State Department.
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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. 

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that Pakistan is our important partner in the region.

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 US Under Secretary

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.

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 reciprocated the sentiment and said the two sides would work to promote Pak-US dialogue and cooperation to forge closer ties between the two countries.

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.