Pakistan wants to strengthen relationship with US based on respect: PM

Pakistan wants to strengthen relationship with US based on respect: PM
Shares

Prime Minister Khan Imran Khan says his government’s agenda is focused on human development and poverty alleviation for which peace and stability in the region is a pre-requisite. 

He was talking to US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister underscored his commitment to peace with all neighbours.

He said Pakistan looks forward to strengthening its relationship with the US based on trust and respect. He shared Pakistan’s perspective on the situation in the region and reiterated its desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Secretary Pompeo congratulated the Prime Minister on forming the government. He appreciated the Prime Minister’s agenda of socio-economic development.

Secretary Pompeo conveyed the desire of the US Administration to work with Pakistan to achieve common objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo also called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi.

The meeting was held in a pleasant environment in which they discussed issues of mutual interest.

They discussed diplomatic and military to military relationship and enhance bilateral cooperation.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his visit to Pakistan.

In a tweet message, he said he along with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford discussed diplomatic and military to military relationship with Pakistani leadership.

Earlier,  the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Islamabad for talks with Pakistani leadership.

He was received at airport by official of the Foreign Ministry and US Embassy.  

Talking to newsmen prior to leaving for Islamabad in Washington, Mike Pompeo said his country wants improvement in relationship with Pakistan.

He said Pakistan and the United States will have to make joint efforts to deal with common challenges.

The US Secretary of State is also accompanied by Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.   

 

Politics