Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani held a meeting with Senator Tim Johnson at the Hill yesterday. Senator Johnson is member of the Appropriations and Energy and Natural Resources Committees.
Thanking the long time friend and supporter of Pakistan in the US Congress, Ambassador Jilani briefed Senator Johnson on the recent developments in the bilateral relationship. Ambassador informed that under the Strategic Dialogue Framework, the two countries were engaged in wide ranging cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, defence, security and counter-terrorism. He stressed the importance that the Pakistani leadership attached to further deepening and expanding the mutually beneficial partnership with the United States.
Ambassador Jilani also briefed the Senator on the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan which was aimed at eliminating all the terrorists from the Pakistani soil without any discrimination and destroying their communication and operational bases.
Senator Johnson fondly recalled the positive contribution and support of the Pakistani diaspora in strengthening the important relationship between Pakistan and the United States. He assured to work with the government of Pakistan to realize the common objectives including defeating terrorism from the region and building a peaceful neighbourhood. Pakistan India relations and the situation in Afghanistan were also discussed in the meeting.
September 11, 2014