Pak committed to deepen ties with US in diverse fields: PM


COAS desires to maintain enduring relation with US

Senior Policy Adviser to the US Secretary of State Derek Chollet called on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister underlined that Pakistan is committed to deepen and widen its ties, especially in the areas of security, health, climate change, trade and investment. He thanked Derek Chollet for visiting Pakistan at a critical moment when the country had been adversely affected by the most devastating flood in its history, with millions affected and displaced.

The prime minister told the foreign dignitary that over 33 million had been affected; more than 1,300 lives lost; and immeasurable damage was caused to agriculture, livestock, property, and critical infrastructure.

He also cautioned about the likely outbreak of water-borne diseases. He emphasized the need for a constructive and sustained engagement between the two countries, based on the principles of mutual trust, respect and understanding.

While highlighting the devastating impacts of climate change on the planet, the prime minister called for stepping up international efforts to meet climate goals, including mobilizing climate finance to better cope with this challenge.

In the regional context, he stressed the importance of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, and called for unfreezing of the Afghan assets. He also emphasized the need for enhanced engagement with the Afghan authorities. Underlining Pakistan’s commitment to promote peace in the


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