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The Special Assistant to the US President for National Security Affairs Dr. Peter Lavoy called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs today. He was accompanied by the US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Ms. Rose Gottemoeller and Ambassador Richard Olson. The meeting was focused on recent political and security developments in Afghanistan, Pakistan-India relations and Pakistan-U.S bilateral cooperation.

During the meeting, while appreciating the upward trajectory in Pakistan-US relations, the Adviser emphasized the need to upgrade this bilateral relationship to a new strategic level.

The Adviser highlighted the counter-terrorism efforts and progress made by Pakistan in strengthening democratic institutions. He highlighted Pakistan’s strong commitment to the policy of non-interference and peaceful neighborhood in the region. On the recent security developments in Afghanistan, the Adviser reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to support and facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Dr. Peter Lavoy underscored that the US wanted to further strengthen and broaden Pakistan-US relations. He appreciated Pakistan’s successful operation to root out terrorism and extremism from the country. Dr. Lavoy recognized Pakistan’s efforts and facilitation role in the Afghan reconciliation process and expressed the US desire to have stronger relations between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.


12 August 2015

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