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US to expand multidimensional ties with Pakistan, John Kerry assures Aziz

Updated Jul 26, 2016 08:10pm


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ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz that United States is ready to improve and expand its multidimensional partnership with Pakistan.

Aziz and Kerry met on the sidelines the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting being held in Laos, where both the dignitaries also exchanged views on the regional situation with special reference to Afghanistan.

According to a communiqué issued in Islamabad, Aziz and Kerry agreed on the importance of promoting the Afghan-led reconciliation process.

Editorial: Slipping Pak-US ties

US Secretary Kerry appreciated Pakistan's determined efforts to eliminate terrorist groups in Pakistan's tribal belt with considerable success.

“I would like to visit Pakistan in the near future to review bilateral cooperation and discuss regional issues,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ARF Ministerial Meeting, which was attended by 10 ASEAN members and 17 dialogue partners, concluded today.

Britain’s PM calls Nawaz to assure cooperation

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Pakistan is its dependable ally and assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that both the countries will work together in the post-Brexit era and there will be “no adverse effects on the bilateral relations after Great Britain exits the EU”.

May, who telephoned Nawaz on Tuesday, said Pakistan and the United Kingdom will work together as bilateral partners.

She assured that Great Britain is committed to work with Pakistan in security related matters and strengthening democracy.

Nawaz expressed his confidence that under her leadership and vision, Britain will become ever stronger and continue playing important role in world affairs.


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Comments (22) Closed

Taimoor Khan Jul 26, 2016 07:53pm

Irrelevant in global geopolitics and Pakistan core national interests for region and beyond.

Akram Jul 26, 2016 08:04pm

Same cycle, over and over again

Masood Hussain Jul 26, 2016 08:05pm

U.S is like a Chameleon ever changing ,its colours.

RUCHIMAH Jul 26, 2016 08:24pm

Pakistan cannot survive without having good relations with US. Irrespective of friendship with China.

Ahmed USA Jul 26, 2016 08:24pm

Credit goes to PM Nawaz Sharif's persistent efforts to strengthen and further expand multidimensional ties with world-powers...

bad logic Jul 26, 2016 08:27pm

They met on sidelines of a multinational forum. Kerry's words are mere polite conversation. Nothing more should be read into it.

Muhammad Kamran Jul 26, 2016 08:42pm

Don't trust him!

SB Jul 26, 2016 08:53pm

Only Afganitan discussed..No reference to Kashmir

wellwisher Jul 26, 2016 09:09pm

why these assurances are needed.Is something cooking

AXH Jul 26, 2016 09:46pm

It is really a lolly pop that is being given to Pakistan, as usual. But, we deserve it because of our over-reliance on the others. Unless we stand on our feet, this attitude will continue and as long as we are investing on useless projects like the metro buses instead of education, etc., things will remain the same.

Harmony-1© Jul 26, 2016 09:56pm

@Ahmed USA - Sending a foreign minister out by having one would have been far better "effort"!

Political balance Jul 26, 2016 09:58pm

Pakistan is trying to balance its relationship between China and America and America is trying to balance its relationship between India and Pakistan and India is trying to balance its relationship between America and Russia.

Nasir Jul 26, 2016 10:34pm

@Ahmed USA Really name one?

Shaw Jul 26, 2016 11:08pm

multidimensional partnership with Pakista, WHAT does it includes ?

M.Sethi Jul 27, 2016 12:05am

Just a pleasantry comment, nothing more !

Nitin Jul 27, 2016 12:07am

Sartaj finally smiling. Kerry has assured they will not support Rahil extention.

Raja farhat abbas Jul 27, 2016 12:12am

@RUCHIMAH That is just your opinion and not a fact.

sajed syed Jul 27, 2016 01:31am

@Ahmed USA , How, elucidate please?

sajed syed Jul 27, 2016 01:32am

@bad logic , So true!

Jatinder Jul 27, 2016 02:14am

@SB Because Kashmir is an integral part of India. Whole world knows it.

Adnan 2 Jul 27, 2016 06:59am

Pakistan is the most important country in the world.

Tamil Nadu Jul 27, 2016 07:26am

@Adnan 2 You have a great sense of humour