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A four member bipartisan delegation of the US House of Representative held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The delegation was led by Representative Martha Roby and included Representative Susan Davis, Representative Renee Ellmers and Representative Cheri Bustos. The US legislators are members of the Armed Services, Energy and Agriculture Committees. US Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Williams also attended the meeting.

The Foreign Secretary stressed the importance Pakistan attaches to stronger Pakistan-U.S. cooperation. He noted the upward trajectory in bilateral relationsespecially since the visit of the Prime Minister to Washington last year.

During the meeting, Pakistan-US bilateral relations as well as the regional situation were discussed. The Foreign Secretary highlighted the Government’s focus on pursuing the goal of economic prosperity for the people of Pakistan. Foreign Secretary underscored Pakistan’s commitment to promote relations with its neighbours for regional security and prosperity.

The US visiting Congressmen acknowledged the importance of Pakistan-US relationship. They appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for countering terrorism and its role in the promotion of regional peace and prosperity, especially in the backdrop of US forces drawdown from Afghanistan.

13 May, 2014

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