US Congressional delegation meets PM Imran Khan to strengthen ties

PM approves Rs5 billion grant for Afghanistan and allows transit of Indian wheat aid to Afghanistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:22 PM, 22 Nov, 2021
US Congressional delegation meets PM Imran Khan to strengthen ties

United States (US) Congressional delegation Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed to strengthen ties between both the countries.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, in the US delegation, Gregory Max, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Amy Beira, Chairman of the subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Non-Proliferation were included.

The Prime Minister welcomed the visit of both the members of Congress to Pakistan and expressed a hope that the visit of them would further deepen US-Pakistan relations.

The visit will also play an important role in strengthening relations between the parliaments of the two countries, the Prime Minister said

He further said that there will be more high-level exchanges between the two countries at all levels, including administration as well as High-level exchanges will further strengthen their ties.

PM Imran said Pakistan and US need to deepen ties to promote peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.

The PM said there was an urgent need to provide financial assistance to the Afghan people as part of efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis and economic catastrophe.

As per the report, Pakistan and USA agreed to strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties as well as co-operate in health, security, counter-terrorism and climate change.

Separately, PM Imran has approved a grant of Rs5 billion for helping Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds.

On the same basis, PM Imran has also allowed transit of 50,000 metric tons of Indian wheat aid to Afghanistan through Pakistan.

PM Imran also visited the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Cell set up exclusively for Afghanistan and chaired the meeting of the Apex Committee.

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Advisor Shaukat Tareen, Moeed Yusuf, and other high officials also attended the meeting.

Moeed Yusuf briefed the committee about the current situation of Afghanistan in detail.  

Reporter: Awais Kiyani