WASHINTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani met with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner on the Capitol Hill and discussed relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Jilani conveyed greetings from Pakistan’s leadership to Speaker Boehner. He also thanked the Speaker for the consistent support extended by the U.S. Congress for democracy in Pakistan, the Pakistani embassy said.
He briefed Speaker Boehner on democratic transition in Pakistan and the positive trajectory achieved in Pakistan-U.S. bilateral relations.
Speaker Boehner recalled his visit to Pakistan in 2011 and discussed a range of issues in Pakistan-U.S. bilateral relations and the region. He reaffirmed the need for closer partnership between both countries as a critical factor for regional stability.
The meeting was characterized by cordiality and warmth.