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Pakistan envoy discusses bilateral relations, regional security with US NSA

WASHINGTON: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry called on the National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster on Thursday at the White House.

This was Ambassador Chaudhry’s first cabinet level interaction after presenting his credentials to President Trump late April.

During the meeting, bilateral relations were discussed in wake of NSA’s recent visit to Pakistan. Peace in Afghanistan and broader regional stability also came under discussion.

The Ambassador informed the NSA that his visit to Pakistan was useful for both sides to better understand each other’s perspective on issues of mutual interest.

“Peace in Afghanistan was a high priority for Pakistan especially to consolidate the gains made in our enduring fight against terrorism,” he said.

The Ambassador also briefed the NSA about prospects of economic engagement between the two countries and the investment opportunities emerging in Pakistan after the economic turnaround.

He noted that the environment is ideal for investment by foreign companies including the US in energy and infrastructure development.

Noting Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism, McMaster underscored the need for continued cooperation for a stable and prosperous region.



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