Pakistan desires strong, cooperative relations with the US: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said Pakistan desired strong and cooperative relationship with the United States of America and would support any initiative for peace in Afghanistan.

Talking to the US Ambassador to Islamabad Richard Olson, the Prime Minister also reiterated Pakistan’s full commitment to all initiatives designed to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The meeting, held ahead of the visit of US Secretary of State John F. Kerry who is likely to visit Pakistan in next few days, the Prime Minister shared with the Ambassador the outcome of recent visit of his Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs to Kabul.

“The Prime Minister also conveyed to Ambassador Olson that he looked forward to receive Secretary Kerry and in addition to sharing views on the present state of the relationship, also wanted to share a vision of bilateral relations in the future,” a statement from the
PM House said.

The Ambassador shared with the Prime Minister US priorities relating to the visit and also took the opportunity to brief the Prime Minister on Pakistan-US relations and the regional situation.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar and Prime Minister Special Assistant on National Security and Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.