ISLAMABAD: Speakers of a roundtable focused on the future of US-Pakistan relations and the way forward on addressing unresolved issues as well as finding common ground for security and stability in Afghanistan post-2014.
Director of Near East and South Asia (NESA) Centre at National Defence University, Ambassador James A Larocco said there was an upturn in relations between both the countries and that the recent successful elections and subsequent transfer of power in Pakistan to a civilian leadership have largely encouraged the United States.
He stressed that there was convergence of geo-strategic interests between both the states, yet there are serious issues that have to be dealt with, especially in the realm of perception management.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2013.
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