Aizaz discusses Pak-Afghan border situation with US NSA

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WASHINGTON: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry , the Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, on Friday met with US National Security Adviser Lt Gen H R McMaster to discuss affairs concerning peace restoration in Afghanistan and tranquility on the border.

The ambassador said peace in Afghanistan was directly linked with the same in its neighbouring countries and added that it was Pakistan’s top priority to help establish peace in Kabul.

Benefits of war on terror would only surface after peace in Afghanistan, Aizaz Chaudhry said. He said that economic development was creating more investment opportunities in Pakistan.

During the meeting, US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster lauded Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism.

He stressed on the need to continue cooperation with Pakistan for the stability and prosperity of the region.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistani government,  Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry called on the National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. McMaster on Thursday afternoon at the White House. This was Ambassador’s first Cabinet level interaction after presenting Credentials to President Trump late April.A

According to the statement bilateral relations were discussed in wake of NSA’s recent visit to Pakistan during the meeting. “Peace in Afghanistan and broader regional stability also came under discussion”.

The Ambassador informed the NSA that his visit to Pakistan was useful for both sides to better understand each other’s perspective on issues of mutual interest. “Peace in Afghanistan was a high priority for Pakistan especially to consolidate the gains made in our enduring fight against terrorism.”

“The Ambassador also briefed the NSA about prospects of economic engagement between the two countries and the investment opportunities emerging in Pakistan after the economic turnaround. This environment, Ambassador noted, is ideal for investment by the foreign companies including the US in energy and infrastructure development.

Noting Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism, the NSA underscored the need for continued cooperation for a stable and prosperous region.”

 

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