Bilateral meeting between Khar and US Secretary of State

Islamabad, July 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had a detailed bilateral meeting with the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, today at the sidelines of the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Khar said that Pakistan wants to have a cooperative relationship with the United States, based on mutual respect and mutual interests, and that the resetting of the relationship would be guided the parliamentary recommendations.

Foreign Minister Khar reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue to play its role for peace, security and development in Afghanistan and the region, which remain a shared of objective of both Pakistan and the United States.

Secretary Clinton underlined the importance of having an enduring and strategic relationship with Pakistan and the need to move forward with the relationship. She also said that the US respected the recommendations of the parliament and that it was committed to working with Pakistan in the pursuit of shared objectives. She appreciated Pakistan’s critical contributions to the fight against terrorism and extremism.

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