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US Special Representative, Ambassador Marc Grossman called today on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.

Bilateral and regional matters including the situation in Afghanistan and preparations for the Istanbul and Bonn Conferences on Afghanistan were discussed.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of forging friendly, cooperative and mutually beneficial ties with the US as well as Pakistan’s interest in the success of the ongoing efforts to promote stability and peace in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister stressed that Pakistan and the United States should continue to work together in pursuance of shared interests and deepen their engagement on all tracks.

US Special Representative underscored the importance that the United States attached to its relations with Pakistan. He also stressed the importance of the Core Group (Afghanistan-Pakistan-US) and the need to pursue reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan.

Islamabad
13 October 2011

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