Aizaz says Pakistan desires ties with US based on mutual interests
NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry says ties between Pakistan and the US are vital for peace and prosperity of the region but the relations must be based on mutual interests.
While delivering the lecture on “Future of Pakistan-US Cooperation: Regional Peace and Prosperity” at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he said the relations between two countries spanned over seven decades.
Stressing the need for better relations between the US and Pakistan, the Pakistani diplomat said the ties were essential for the peace and prosperity of South Asia.
Highlighting the importance of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said the project will benefit the masses of the region.
Pakistan and the US have been unable to bridge their differences despite a series of high-level meetings in the wake of President Donald Trump’s speech bitterly criticizing Pakistan for allegedly housing the very terrorists Americans are fighting in Afghanistan.
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis will arrive in Pakistan on December 4 to hold talks with civil and military leadership in a bid to narrow the trust deficit that has strained ties between two countries.