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January 22, 2020

Pakistan, U.S. Cooperation in Defense, Economy Moving in Right Direction: Minister

Islamabad – The cooperation between Pakistan and the United States, especially in the areas of defense, economy and energy, was moving in the positive direction, Pakistan’s top foreign ministry official said in a meeting with a visiting U.S. envoy.

Daniel Feldman, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, met Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security, and discussed bilateral relations and the regional situation. U.S Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson also attended the meeting, says an official announcement.

The Adviser underscored the steps by Pakistan to counter terrorism and extremism. He also briefed the U.S. envoy about the improvement in Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan and the current status of relations with India.

Ambassador Daniel Feldman expressed deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the efforts to root out terrorism and extremism and the success achieved so far.

Feldman also met Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif and the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and discussed matters of mutual interest and regional security situation.

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