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FM calls for addressing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that Pakistan and the U.S. have mutual desire to further strengthen their partnership and promote frequent exchanges between the lawmakers of the two countries.

He was talking to Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific Congressman Ami Bera on Thursday.

The Foreign Minister said that sustained engagement with the U.S. Congress is essential for giving support to Pakistan-U.S. ties, which has stood the test of time.

Bilawal Zardari highlighted the urgency of addressing the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. He said the recent reengagement has opened new doors for broad-based relationship especially in the areas of trade and investment, educational and people to people contacts as well as enhanced parliamentary exchanges.

He thanked the Congressman for his keen interest in forging closer ties between the United States and Pakistan and the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Congressman Ami Bera appreciated the Foreign Minister’s proactive outreach to enhance Pakistan-U.S. relations and thanked Pakistan for facilitating evacuations from Afghanistan. He said that a stable Afghanistan is in the mutual interest of both the U.S. and Pakistan.

Both agreed on the need for both sides to continue engagement.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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