Pakistan, US agree to enhance bilateral ties


Islamabad, Oct. 12 (TNS): Pakistan and the United States on Thursday acknowledged the importance of better understanding and deeper cooperation to deal with challenges such as terrorism during a long awaited and most talked about meeting on Thursday, said the Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria.

Zakaria took to twitter to announce that this was decided during a meeting between a 10-member delegation from the US, led by Deputy Assistant to the President Lisa Curtis, and a delegation from Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.

During the meeting, the status of bilateral relations in diverse areas, regional situations including the situation in Afghanistan and human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK), along with Pakistan’s relation with India were discussed.

He added, “Both sides noted the importance of better understanding [and] deeper coop to deal with challenges particularly terrorism that is a common enemy.”

“Both sides agreed to continue bilateral engagements at all levels,” Zakaria added.

On October 4, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a meeting with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

After the meeting, Tillerson remarked that Pakistan is critical for the long-term stability of South Asia.