Influential US senator assures Pakistan of engagement to bolster bilateral ties

Ambassador Masood Khan meets Senator Jack Reed, chairman of the highly effective US Senate Armed Companies Committee. 

WASHINGTON: Senator Jack Reed, chairman of the highly effective US Senate Armed Companies Committee, has assured Ambassador Masood Khan that the committee would have interaction with Pakistan to bolster bilateral relations between the 2 international locations.

The reassurance from the influential lawmaker got here throughout a gathering between them that passed off on the Senate Hart Constructing on Tuesday.

Defence cooperation between the 2 international locations was on high of the agenda.

Senator Reed has held a number of management positions within the Senate for the previous twenty years and now leads the Armed Companies Committee. He’s additionally a member of the Intelligence, Appropriations and Banking Committees and has visited Pakistan many occasions.

In the course of the assembly, Ambassador Khan informed Senator Reed that Pakistan and the US have loved shut defence cooperation up to now and want to construct on their present safety bonds, in response to a press launch from the embassy.

The Pakistani envoy emphasised that most of the defence platforms utilized by Pakistan had been American, which required sustained assist.

“New avenues is also explored,” he mentioned.

“Our armed forces have coordinated up to now. Our two international locations would proceed to companion with one another in political and financial spheres”, Masood Khan added.

The ambassador additionally briefed the US senator concerning the regional safety state of affairs and Afghanistan, together with the newest efforts to create circumstances for stability and prosperity within the neighbourhood.

The ambassador mentioned that financial viability and improvement had been the utmost priorities for Pakistan. The engagement with the US had opened new channels and either side had been working to strengthen long-standing broad-based ties between the 2 international locations spanning over greater than seven a long time.

Senator Reed welcomed the ambassador warmly and expressed the arrogance that the long-standing ties between Pakistan and the US would proceed to develop as the 2 international locations have a good time the seventy fifth anniversary of their diplomatic relations, the press launch added.

The ambassador prolonged an invite to the Senator to go to Pakistan which he “gladly” accepted.

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