Pakistan, US need to work together to eliminate terrorism from region: Aizaz


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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan and the United States must work together to eliminate terrorism in the region.

In an interview with Los Angeles Times the Ambassador expressed concern over current stress in relations between the two countries.

He said that both the US and Pakistan have worked together for 70 years and need to find common ground for achieving shared objectives.

Referring to President Trump’s tweet, the Ambassador said that the relationship should not be categorized and people felt humiliated and there was a big public outrage.

He said we think there is still enough work to be done by Pakistan and the United States, particularly to stabilize Afghanistan and eliminate terrorism from our region.

To a question, he said that Pakistan has come a long way in defeating terrorism and we are pushing them away as a result the law-and-order situation has drastically improved.

The Ambassador said security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating which is a great cause of concern for Pakistan. He pointed out that all our gains against terrorism will be at risk if Afghanistan does not stabilize.