PM for deepening Pak-US engagement to promote Afghan peace, stability

ISLAMABAD   -  Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the hope that more high-level exchanges, at all tiers including the Administration, will take place between Pakistan and the United States, reinforcing bilateral ties.

The Prime Minister was talking to Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), Congressman Gregory Meeks, here yesterday.

The Congressman was accompanied by Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Non-Proliferation, Congressman Ami Bera, who called on him.

The PM hoped that this visit will not only lead to further deepening of Pak-US relations but will also be instrumental in strengthening ties between Parliaments of the two countries. 

With regard to the evolving situation in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister emphasized that Pakistan and the US needed to deepen engagement to promote peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.

The PM particularly underscored that there was an urgent need to financially assist the Afghan people as part of the efforts to prevent a humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.

He also hoped that ways and means would be found to address the liquidity issue and enable banking channels to help Afghanistan sustain its immediate economic burden and challenges.

Both the sides maintained that they should work to strengthen bilateral trade and economic relationship as well as co-operation in health, security, counter-terrorism, and combating climate change.

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