Chaudhry briefs congressmen on US-Pak nexus

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Continuing his outreach to the United States (US) congress, Pakistan's ambassador to US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, had two meetings at Capitol Hill, on Wednesday, one with US senate armed services committee member republican senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and second with house foreign affairs committee member republican congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, whereat both agreed that continued cooperation between Pakistan and the US was essential to achieve common objectives in the region; an official statement said.

Chaudhry updated senator Cotton and congressman Meadows on the latest developments in the sphere of bilateral relations.

He said that a broad-based partnership between Pakistan and the US remains vital to achieving their common bilateral and regional interests.

Chaudhry briefed the US legislators on Pakistan's successes in the fight against terrorism and the government's efforts for economic stabilisation.

He mentioned that Pakistan shared the US aspiration for peace in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan's domestic and security gains were at risk from continued instability in Afghanistan,” he reiterated and repeated Pakistan's point of view that calls for a comprehensive political process to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Senator Cotton and congressman Meadows appreciated Chaudhry’s briefing.