ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States (US) have agreed to further build bilateral relationship for peace and prosperity in the region.
The understanding came in a telephonic conversation between US Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The US Vice President called the Prime Minister and thanked the government of Pakistan for safe recovery of US national Caitlin Coleman, her husband Joshua Boyle and their three children.
He praised the professionalism of Pakistan army and intelligence agencies. The US Vice President reaffirmed the importance of bilateral relations and said the United States would like to further build this relationship for peace and prosperity of the region.
Re-affirming Pakistan’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from its soil, the Prime Minister assured the US Vice President that Pakistan will respond to any actionable intelligence shared by the US side.
The two leaders agreed to maintain high-level engagements to strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest. The Vice President also accepted the invitation of the Prime Minister to visit Pakistan in the near future.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also called to convey US government’s gratitude for the safe recovery of the hostages.—PPI