Khar meets Munter: US-Pak ties inch towards normalcy

Khar, Munter both say US and Pakistan should make the most out of Hillary Clinton's upcoming visit.

Express October 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The US Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter and Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar vowed to bolster Pak-US ties, Express 24/7 reported on Monday.

Both the officials said that the two countries should make the most out of the forthcoming visit to Pakistan by the US Secretary of State.

(Read: “Improving relations: Pak-US tensions ease through ‘quiet diplomacy’”)

Munter called on Khar at the foreign office in Islamabad today.

Both dignitaries discussed details of the forthcoming visit of US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to Pakistan.

Sources said that the issues related to regional security and peace process in Afghanistan also came under discussion among the two leaders.

Agendas of the Istanbul and Bonn conferences were also discussed during the meeting.

Both the leaders acknowledged that Clinton’s visit should ease tension between Pakistan and the United States.

As reported earlier, Munter met with Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to convey an ‘important message’ from the Obama administration concerning the Haqqani network.

(Read: “US-Pakistan relations: Munter-Kayani meeting served to cool rhetoric”)

The meeting was believed to have played a key role in cooling the rhetoric between the two sides following weeks of fiery statements on one of the most influential Afghan Taliban allied insurgent groups.

US officials confirmed the meeting, saying Ambassador Munter’s message from Washington was very clear: “The US wants to remain engaged with Pakistan.”

Correcetion: Hillary Clinton is the US Secretary for State, not Foreign Secretary. The error is regretted.


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Tariq | 9 years ago | Reply

@Bill: Never stop remembering. You would always be paranoid and distracted and not think about things that give you economic progress. Then one day, weak, poor, hungry but armed you fall apart.

murt! | 9 years ago | Reply

We will never get to know the real story behind this. Further normalization in relations is not the point. Point is that whether it will prove to be in favor of Pakistan or will it go against it.

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