US State Department reacts on issue of Ambassador meeting with Pakistan CEC
Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the US State Department, firmly articulated the United States' position on Pakistan's political landscape. He emphasized that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to impartiality when it comes to Pakistani political parties. Miller's comments were made in response to inquiries about a meeting between the US Ambassador and the Chief of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Throughout his statement, Matthew Miller reiterated the United States' stance on Pakistan's general elections, underlining that they do not endorse any specific political faction within the country. Instead, he highlighted the US's unwavering support for reforms aimed at bolstering Pakistan's economic stability. This commitment to economic development and stability is a key aspect of the US-Pakistan relationship.
In a related development, US Ambassador Donald Blome assured Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja of the United States' commitment to ensuring fair, free, and transparent elections in Pakistan.
The US Embassy released an official statement detailing Ambassador Blome's meeting with ECP Chief Raja in Islamabad, where important matters pertaining to the integrity of future elections were discussed. The statement reaffirmed the US's dedication to assisting Islamabad in conducting elections in accordance with Pakistan's constitution and laws.
Donald Blome emphasized the importance of allowing the Pakistani people to exercise their right to choose their future leaders. He conveyed the United States' intent to collaborate with the duly elected representatives of Pakistan to deepen and expand bilateral relations. This commitment underscores the enduring partnership between the two nations and their shared interests in promoting democracy and stability in the region.