(2017-01-21) In response to the media queries regarding Pakistan-US relations under the new administration of President Donald Trump, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, said that the people and leadership of Pakistan welcome the successful transition in the United States and felicitates Honorable Donald J. Trump on assuming the office as the 45thPresident of the United States.
Recalling the warm and cordial exchange that the Prime Minister had with the President-elect, Mr Sartaj Aziz reaffirmed Pakistan’s keenness to work closely with the new Administration in the pursuit of common ideals of freedom, democracy, peace and prosperity. He said that Pakistan and the U.S. are close partners with a long history of cooperation covering variety of fields including counter-terrorism and security, trade and investment, energy, defense and strategic issues, and education, among others. The US is also home to a sizable and vibrant Pakistani diaspora that acts as an important bridge between the two countries. Pakistan looks forward to maintaining the momentum in the high level exchanges and building on the convergences to take the relationship to a new and higher level.
Pakistan firmly believes that given the imperatives of peace, stability and security in the wider region, continued close cooperation between Pakistan and the US is important to successfully deal with the challenges facing the region and beyond as well as to avail the economic opportunities that this resource rich region offers, the Advisor stressed.
21 January 2017