WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, met Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner at Capitol Hill here today.
Ambassador Chaudhry briefed the Senator on the latest developments in the context of bilateral relations and Pakistan’s perspective on the regional situation, according to a press release.
He said Pakistan shared the US desire to see peace in Afghanistan, and believed that only a holistic political process could help achieve that goal.
Chaudhry highlighted Pakistan’s achievements in the fight against terrorism, noting that comprehensive and indiscriminate counter-terrorism operations had driven militant groups out of the country.
He further briefed Senator Gardner, who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and is one of the senior most Republican leaders in the Senate, on the potential for economic cooperation between Pakistan’s rejuvenated business sector and corporate America.
The ambassador reiterated that a broad-based partnership between Pakistan and the United States remains vital to the achievement of their common strategic and regional objectives.
Senator Gardner acknowledged that a strong Pakistan-U.S. relationship was an important factor for peace and stability in the region.