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The Foreign Minister had a warm and cordial conversation with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken yesterday. They comprehensively covered bilateral relations. Regional Issues of interest including the situation in Afghanistan were also discussed.

Both sides expressed satisfaction on the positive trajectory of the bilateral relations and reaffirmed their mutual desire to pursue a broad-based agenda.

The Foreign Minister conveyed Pakistan’s gratitude to the US government for providing humanitarian assistance of $97 million after the floods in Pakistan. He apprised Secretary Blinken about the measures being taken by Pakistan for rehabilitation and resilient reconstruction. He briefed Secretary Blinken on the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held on 9 January 2023 in Geneva to support Pakistan’s efforts for rehabilitation and reconstruction. Secretary Blinken reaffirmed US Administration’s continued support in facing the challenge of reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Islamabad
21 December 2022

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