Islamabad eyes for fruitful relations with US under Biden Leadership, says Pak envoy

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jan, 2021. 09:43 am
Asad Majeed Khan

Pakistan envoy to the United States Asad Majeed Khan has said that Islamabad is eyeing for strong bilateral trade and investment ties with Washington.

In his recent statement, the country’s envoy Asad Majeed Khan said that Pakistan is hopeful of fruitful relations with Biden administration, Islamabad and Washington are working together for a stable south Asian region.

He said that, the United States also wanted that the Afghan soil is not used against any other country.

The envoy noted that the new US administration would realize Pakistan’s efforts when it comes to know about the ground realities.

He said that there is no question of do more or do less for us now, taking the right steps is the need of the hour, the envoy said.

This week, the nominated US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that Pakistan is a key state to enhance regional stability. Austin said that if he gets confirmed as Pentagon Chief, he will focus on the shared interests which include training future Pakistan military leaders through the use of International Military Education and Training funds.

Joe Biden’s pick for Pentagon said that Pakistan will play an important role in any political settlement in Afghanistan. He added that US also need to work with Pakistan to defeat the militants threatening the regional peace.

The nominated US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin observed Pakistan as an essential partner in any peace process in Afghanistan. He said that he will encourage a regional approach that garners support from neighbors like Pakistan and also deter regional actors from serving as spoilers to the Afghanistan peace process.

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