Pakistan expresses desire to strengthen long standing partnership with US

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while emphasizing over the need to continue constructive engagement across the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship, reiterated Pakistan’s desire to strengthen its long standing relationship with the US.

The Foreign Secretary during her official visit to Washington on March 07-08 held meetings with senior US officials including US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the State Department and Deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Nadia Schadlow at the White House, said a message received here on Friday.

Ms Janjua had in-depth discussions with South Asia experts at the US Institute of Peace (USIP).

She interacted with US media and underscored that a mutually beneficial Pak-US relationship underpinned by mutual respect would serve the common interests of both countries.

The Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s constructive approach to work together with the United States for regional peace and stability.

She expressed the hope that enhanced economic engagement and realizing economic potential in the relationship can open new vistas of long term cooperation, strengthening existing bonds of friendship between the people of the two countries. - APP