Pakistan and the United States agreed to continue discussions on all matters of Mutual Interest in the wake of U.S. Strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia.

An interagency U.S. Delegation led by Deputy Assistant to the President, LISA curtis, visited Islamabad to hold talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistani side.

The two sides reviewed the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua reiterated Pakistan’s stance for a politically negotiated settlement owned and led by the afghans.

She reaffirmed Pakistan’s constructive participation in all Regional and Bilateral mechanisms aimed at pursuing a peaceful solution to the Afghan Conflict.

The US Delegation was also informed on the recent visit by Pakistani Officials to Kabul with a view to Intensify engagement and addressing Mutual concerns particularly border management and repatriation of Refugees.

The Foreign Secretary also apprised the U.S. Delegation of Pakistan’s efforts in eliminating Terrorism from the Pakistani Soil.

The US delegation was also informed about the atrocities and Human Rights Violations being committed by the Indian Forces in the Indian Occupied Kashmir resulting in hundreds of casualties.

The U.S. Delegation emphasized the importance of reinvigorating the Bilateral Relationship in order to achieve the Common objectives of Peace and Stability in Afghanistan and the Region.

The U.S. Delegation also paid a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister.

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