US ambassador discusses defence ties with Khawaja Asif

US ambassador discusses defence ties with Khawaja Asif

US ambassador discusses defence ties with Khawaja Asif

US ambassador Donald Blome called on Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

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  • US Ambassador Donald Blome called on Defence Minister Khawaja Asif
  • They stressed the need for further diversifying Pak-US defence relations
  • The minister suggested an enhanced defence cooperation framework
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ISLAMABAD: United States Ambassador Donald Blome called on Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and discussed a wide range of bilateral issues.

The defence minister expounded the need for further diversifying Pak-US defence relations from counter-terrorism to the realms of conventional defence and suggested an enhanced defence cooperation framework having a broader outlook.

He highlighted the successful interaction with the US government to government forums. The areas of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation in the field of defence , energy and infrastructure development came under discussion.

Khawaja Asif highlighted the importance of stable and prosperous Afghanistan for region as a whole and for Pakistan in particular.

The minister also opined that the world should recognise the role played by Pakistan and its efforts for regional peace and security. The two sides were of the view that national and regional security was an important and common concern.

Earlier this week, US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome met with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and discussed economic and trade relations and opportunities to further strengthen economic relations.

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Dar gave a briefing on Pakistan’s national and international financial responsibilities. He informed about the government’s policies in the difficult economic situation and said that the present government is concerned about the welfare of the people. They agreed to further promote the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

US Ambassador Donald Blome expressed his satisfaction over the government’s policies for economic stability and economic development and said that there are strong relations between Pakistan and the United States.

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