The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi held a luncheon meeting with Ambassador Robin Raphel – Senior Adviser to the US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The discussions focused on Pakistan-US bilateral relations and regional issues including Afghanistan.

The Special Assistant noted the positive direction and momentum of bilateral relations since the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Washington in October last year. Ways were discussed to advance bilateral cooperation under the mechanism of Strategic Dialogue between the two countries.

With regard to Afghanistan, the importance of deeper consultations between Pakistan and the US was underscored. The post-2014 situation was discussed. The Special Assistant reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to support all efforts for Afghanistan’s peace, stability and progress.

23 May 2014

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