Islamabad: US Coordinator on Civilian Assistance to Pakistan, Ambassador Robin Raphael called on the Foreign Minister on April 18, 2012 in the Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister stated that the recently concluded parliamentary process had proven that institutions in Pakistan were evolving in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Pakistan. 180 million people of Pakistan had spoken unanimously through Parliament which was a great achievement.
There was a need to ensure that the relations between Pakistan-US were reset in line with the parliamentary recommendations and that respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan was maintained, said the Foreign Minister.
Ambassador Raphael said that the US respected the parliamentary process and looked forward to re-engaging with Pakistan on mutually beneficial terms. She reiterated US commitment to assist Pakistan in the energy sector as well as other areas of socio-economic development. She agreed with the Foreign Minister on the need to develop a partnership approach on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect.
For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604