Pak US Ties
In interview with AP, foreign minister says meeting with Antony Blinken was “very encouraging, very positive, productive”.
Says there was no way for ex-PM to know that Russia would invade Ukraine on the day he landed in the Russian capital.
State Department confirms Blinken will meet Bilawal; FM says will take Pakistan’s message to UN.
FM Bilawal reaches New York to meet US secretary of state, attend UN meeting on food security.
Urges Biden administration to rebuild the "incredibly important" relationship with Pakistan, says it has endured test of time.
The foreign minister will be attending a two-day Global Food Security conference at the UN headquarters.
Ned Price says not going to let "propaganda, misinformation, disinformation" get in the way of relationship with Pakistan.
FM invited to attend summit on food security, says engagement with mutual respect is the way forward between US and Pakistan.
State Dept spokesperson says US wants to continue to work with Pakistan in areas of mutual interest.
PM Shehbaz slams "press freedom predator" Imran; says "fully committed" to freedom of press and speech.
Hina Rabbani Khar assures US charge d’affaires that Pakistan values its ties with Washington, seeks to expand them further.
Spokesperson says US is a "key partner", it's time to “move on” by “concentrating on our relationships with our partners”.
Brookings report says end of Afghan war, regime change in Pakistan presents US with opportunity to reset ties with Islamabad.
Initiative taken under USAID's Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity project.
Also meets ex-PM Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price calls Pakistan "important stakeholder and partner" to bring about a stable Afghanistan.
Blinken says US views a strong, prosperous and democratic Pakistan as essential for the interests of both countries.
Says new govt wishes to "positively engage" with US, reaffirms commitment to deepen economic cooperation with China.
“The United States has no position on and does not comment on Pakistan’s internal process,” says State Dept spokesperson.
Deputy State Department Spokesperson Jalina Porter says Washington supports Pakistan’s constitutional process.
Ambassador Asad Khan completed his three-year term on Jan 11 but stayed in Washington till March 24.
State Dept says it "doesn’t support one political party over another".
Says Pakistan episode is another attempt of "shameless US interference in the internal affairs of an independent state".
"We respect and support Pakistan’s constitutional process and the rule of law," Donald Lu says.
Says counting of votes became irrelevant after NSC condemned involvement of external force in no-trust resolution.
Financial services question Islamabad’s ability to continue reforms agreed with IMF.
State Dept spokesperson says US interests in Afghanistan "are aligned with members of the troika", which includes Pakistan.
The US-Pakistan relationship “is going to be tense for quite some time”, he says.
Former US envoy, Gen Bajwa discuss Afghanistan, various facets of bilateral cooperation.
Diplomatic observers in Washington say that this could have a negative impact on bilateral relations.