WASHINGTON: Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry met Senator Jack Reed (Democrat-Rhode Island) at Capitol Hill in Washington DC today.
Senator Reed is the Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee. He is also a member of Senate Appropriations and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committees.
Ambassador Chaudhry briefed Senator Reed about Pakistanâ€™s perspective on the new U.S. strategy for South Asia and the current situation in Afghanistan.
Ambassador informed the Senator that Pakistan had successfully reversed the tide of terrorism by clearing its tribal and border areas of all militant groups.
Marked improvement in the countryâ€™s security environment and growing global recognition of Pakistanâ€™s status as an emerging economy are attracting foreign investors’ interest, including from corporate America.
Ambassador emphasized that Pakistan wanted to work with the United States to bring peace to Afghanistan because Pakistanâ€™s economic and security gains would be at risk if instability in Afghanistan continues.
He also expressed concern about the growth in ungoverned spaces inside Afghanistan, which were being used by terrorist elements to launch attacks against Pakistan.
Appreciating Ambassador Chaudhryâ€™s briefing, Senator Reed said that sustained engagement between Pakistan and the United States remained critical to achieving peace in Afghanistan. â€“Samaa
Story first published: 15th November 2017