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The US National Security Adviser Dr. Susan Rice called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs today. She was accompanied by the Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at the US National Security Council Dr. Peter Lavoy, Ambassador Richard Olson and other senior officials from the NSC.

During the meeting, wide-ranging discussions were held on the regional situation especially in the wake of emerging security environment in Afghanistan and current stalemate in Pakistan-India dialogue process. Discussions were also held on broader areas of Pakistan-U.S bilateral cooperation and preparations for the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister to the US in October this year. The Adviser hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting US delegation.

Later, addressing an expanded meeting, she outlined President Obama’s global vision and future priorities and said, this vision provides a very important framework for a multi-dimensional partnership between Pakistan and the United States.

The expanded meeting was also attended by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Professor Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of State for Information Technology, Ms. Anusha Rahman, Secretary Defence and Secretary Interior. During the expanded meeting, the two sides reviewed different areas of Pakistan-US cooperation and expressed satisfaction at the current stability in these relations. Areas of possible future collaboration between the two countries were also discussed during the meeting.

30 August 2015

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