Pakistan wants economic partnerships, investment from US: Dr Moeed

NSA says US companies doing successful business in Pakistan is in best interest of both countries


APP November 23, 2021
National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yousuf. PHOTO COURTESY: USIP

ISLAMABAD:

National Security Advisor (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf on Tuesday said Pakistan wanted economic partnerships and investment from the US, as the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan had undergone a transformation and shifted its priorities from geopolitics to geo-economics.

The NSA expressed these views during a meeting with a six-member US delegation headed by congressman Gregory Meeks in Islamabad, said a media release.

During the meeting, they discussed the situation in Afghanistan along with Pak-US bilateral ties.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Moeed Yusuf said, “Pakistan is focusing on leveraging its geo-economic position by partnering with the world under the economic security model.”

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He further expressed that US companies doing successful business in Pakistan was in the best interest of both countries.

On the prevailing situation in Afghanistan, Dr Moeed expressed deep concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the war-torn country as nearly 60 per cent of the Afghan population feared starvation.

“The world needs to devise an effective system by which assistance can reach Afghan men, women and children before the severity of winter hits,” he said.

Dr Moeed Yusuf further said, “financial and banking system in Afghanistan is in disarray. The problem must be resolved quickly to avert the collapse of the system in the country.”

The officials agreed to move in a positive direction in all areas of mutual interest.

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