Pak-US ties: London to broker deal between estranged allies

Britain had been part of efforts seeking de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan and the United States.


Kamran Yousaf June 08, 2012

ISLAMABAD:


As Pakistan and the United States struggle to break the months-long deadlock in their troubled relationship, British Foreign Secretary William Hague is travelling to Islamabad next week apparently to broker a deal between the two estranged allies.


Hague’s crucial trip coincides with the visit of US Assistant Defence Secretary Peter Levoy, who will be in the capital over the weekend to sort out differences with Pakistani authorities on resumption of Nato supply lines. Diplomatic sources have confirmed that the British foreign secretary would discuss with the Pakistani leadership the issue of tension with the US.

Requesting anonymity, the official added that Britain had been part of efforts seeking de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan and the United States. Last month, Prime Minister Gilani also travelled to London where the issue of Nato supplies was one of the key agenda items.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.

COMMENTS (16)

ali islam | 9 years ago | Reply

I urge all pakustani americans to give up their citizenship so that americans realise their folly. i will give up within a months time if they don't apologise. This will put a lot of pressure on Americsns.

ayesha_khan | 9 years ago | Reply

@Imran: "Girl that was sarcasm !!"

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. By the way, don't know how old you are butif you are in late 20s as appears from your other posts I have read, I am old enough to be your mother - so not exactly a girl :) Not that I am offended by being addressed that way.

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