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Marc Grossman calls on Hina Rabbani Khar

Islamabad, October 24, 2012 (PPI-OT): U.S. Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr. Marc Grossman, called on Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. During the meeting, views were exchanged on a wide range of issues of mutual interest particularly Pakistan-U.S. relations and the regional situation.

The Foreign Minister underlined the importance of a broad-based relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. marked by deeper and wider cooperation in diverse fields. The Special Representative highlighted the U.S. commitment to a long-term relationship with Pakistan based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

Both the Foreign Minister and the visiting US official expressed satisfaction on the progress made by the Working Group on Law Enforcement and Counter Terrorism which recently met in Washington D.C under the bilateral Strategic Dialogue framework.

They expressed the hope that the Working Groups on Economy and Finance and Energy and Water would meet soon. The bilateral Defence Consultative Group is scheduled to meet in the first week of December 2012.

On Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister and Mr. Marc Grossman exchanged views on the recent developments and expressed the commitment to continue to work together in support of Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process and for progress and stability in the country.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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