Aizaz stresses Pak-US cooperation for peaceful Afghanistan

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ambassador to United States (US) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, commenting on US strategy for south Asia, underscored the importance of Pak-US cooperation to achieve durable peace in Afghanistan and also to promote peace, cooperation and prosperity in south Asia and beyond; an official statement said on Saturday.

Chaudhry reiterated Pakistan’s desire to maintain a broad based and mutually beneficial relationship with the US that has spanned over 70 years. He added that China Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) is a regional project which has the potential to bring enormous economic benefits to peoples of the region.

He was addressing, on Friday, a gathering of students and faculty at Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn school of international affairs and center for international strategy, technology, and policy in the US.

The talk was followed by an interactive and lively discussion with the students.

Members of Pakistani students’ associations from universities in Georgia thanked Chaudhry for the visit to share his views on the economic development of Pakistan and the state of relations with the US and other countries in the region.

Later in the evening, Chaudhry attended a dinner reception hosted by the Pakistani American community (PAC) Atlanta. He appreciated the community’s active role in promoting friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

He expressed his support for PAC Atlanta’s efforts to arrange a trade delegation from Atlanta to Pakistan.

They invited the Chaudhry to visit Atlanta in February next year to address Georgia State Congress.