Pak-US sixth ministerial level strategic dialogues start from Monday

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Pak-US sixth ministerial level strategic dialogues start from Monday

WASHINGTON: The sixth round of Pak-US ministerial level strategic dialogues will start today in Washington

 

The strategic dialogues include cooperation in economy and finance, energy, education, science and technology, law enforcement and counter terrorism, security, strategic stability, non proliferation and defence.

 

Sartaj Aziz will lead the delegation and meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

 

Both leaders will discuss the regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in several fields.

 

Federal Minister for Planning and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal claimed that the dialogues will develop bilateral relations between both countries.

 

Obama administration recently approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite of strong opposition from US lawmakers and India.

 

John Kerry also defended the sale and claimed that the sale will help Pakistan for encountering terrorism in the region.

 

The strategic dialogues were started by Obama administration and it will hold for the third time in PML-N government.

 

 

Foreign Office claimed that PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to US in October 2015 had boosted the dialogue mechanism.