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Sartaj stresses on more dialogue with US at all levels

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has called for more dialogue and communication at all levels between Pakistan and the United States.

Addressing a conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the cooperation between the two countries is vital to defeat the menace of terrorism and bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and the region.

He said fight against terrorism is continuing successfully and terrorism incidents have decreased by 70 percent.

The Advisor said now Operation Raddul Fasaad is underway to eliminate terrorism across the country.

He said Pakistan believes in the policy of going after terrorists without any discrimination.

Sartaj Aziz expressed the hope that improved security and economic situation will help to further expand trade and investment relationship between Islamabad and Washington.

Speaking on the occasion, US Ambassador David Hale stressed the need for enhanced cooperation on shared national interests to benefit the people of both the countries.

He said these shared interests include fighting terrorism, fostering economic growth, investment and building a more stable and presperous region, including in Afghanistan.

He said the United States greatly acknowledged Pakistan’s great sacrifices in this regard.



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