Important for Pakistan, US to work together for political settlement in Afghanistan: Aizaz Chaudhry

Ambassador briefed US senator about Pakistan’s perspective on region

News Desk November 29, 2017

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry held a meeting with the member of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Cory Booker at Capitol Hill in Washington.

The ambassador briefed the US senator about Pakistan’s perspective on the region, including the situation in Afghanistan, reported Radio Pakistan.

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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said it is important for Pakistan and the US to work together for a political settlement in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s successes in the fight against terrorism has not only resulted in an improved internal security environment but the economic situation has also improved in the country, he continued.

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The ambassador further added that greater cooperation between the US and Pakistani corporate sectors would generate jobs and prosperity for both countries.

Senator Booker agreed on the need for closer cooperation between the two countries in bilateral domain as well as for peace and stability in the region.

Aizaz Chaudhry had previously urged Kabul to cooperate with Islamabad and address the issue of terrorism. The ambassador insisted that the presence of terrorists in Afghanistan was causing problems for Pakistan.

Ruling out the presence of terrorist safe havens on Pakistani soil earlier in September, Aizaz reiterated that Pakistan would like the support of Afghanistan and the US to wipe out the menace of terrorism in a bid to maintain peace in the region.


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