Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Syed Tariq Fatemi visitd the Pentagon today to meet with the US Deputy Defence Secretary, Mr. Robert Work.
During their warm and friendly meeting, both sides exchanged views on wide ranging issues of common strategic interest.
The SAPM and Deputy Secretary of Defence expressed satisfaction that Pakistan-US bilateral relationship was on an upward trajectory. SAPM appreciated US support to Pakistan in dealing with security challenges and reiterated Pakistan’s determination to resolutely fight the menace of terrorism.
Both sides expressed satisfaction that the Defence Consultative Group, a working group under the bilateral strategic dialogue, had been a productive mechanism in stimulating close and successful partnership in a number of key areas.
Mr. Tariq Fatemi also briefed the Deputy Secretary on Pakistan’s desire to establish friendly relations with all its neighbors in the interest of building a peaceful, secure and prosperous neighborhood. He outlined specific steps that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had undertaken in that direction, including extending Pakistan’s support to peace and stability in Afghanistan.
July 24, 2015