US Ambassador Alice Wells on Monday acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating terrorism and conveyed the US’s desire to work with Pakistan in furthering the shared objective of stabilizing Afghanistan.
Acting Assistant Secretary of State Wells, along with senior officials from the US National Security Council, is in Pakistan for a regular engagement between the two countries on bilateral and regional cooperation. During talks, she argued that, as an immediate neighbor and important country of the region, Pakistan’s support was critical to the success of US strategy in Afghanistan.
She also underlined the need for strengthening intelligence cooperation between the two sides to improve coordination in counter-terrorism efforts.
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, who, along with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received Ambassador Wells, underscored that the relationship with the United States needed to move forward in an environment of mutual trust and respect.