WASHINGTON: In a meeting with the media representatives of print and electronic media at Pakistani embassy on Monday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said that Pakistan is looking forward to work closely with the new US administration and want the bilateral relations to be further strengthened in future.
Fatemi further apprised the media that he is currently visiting US to have interaction with current US administration and to reach out to the officials who are likely to join the new administration following recent US Presidential election.
“Once President-elect Donald Trump assumes his office, Pakistan is looking forward to meaningful engagement with USA in further improving bilateral relations and playing its role in the context of regional and international issues,” he said.
He said that Pakistan can play an instrumental role in promoting peace not only in Afghanistan but in the entire region.
Highlighting Pakistan’s unflinching commitment to putting an end to terrorism and militancy, Fatemi stressed that Pakistan has lost more than approx. five thousand army men in a ruthless war against terrorism and has deputed more than 200,000 troops in its Northern Areas and along Pak-Afghan border and these troops are being used with full force alongwith the F-16s by Pakistan Air Force in bursting terrorists networks and demolishing their hideouts.
Fatemi also underlined a need for a dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the long-standing