‘Pakistan engaged to promote Afghan reconciliation process’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan was desirous of bringing greater depth and economic substance to its relationship with the United States.

“Important decisions agreed during his visit to the United States have generated a new momentum in steering the bilateral relations forward,” he said while talking to the US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale who called on him in Islamabad.

He said Pak-US strategic dialogue has been instrumental in identifying the achievements made so far and setting new targets under six working groups.

The PM said he looked forward to have useful exchange of views on bilateral issues with President Obama during his visit to attend the nuclear security summit later this month.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan had a vital stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan and was engaged in sincere and consistent efforts for promoting reconciliation through an Afghan owned and Afghan led peace process.

The US ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for revival of peace in Afghanistan.

He said peace in Afghanistan is in the interest of entire region and Pakistan’s endeavors in this regard will help a great deal.

Radio Pakistan