United States envoy Richard Olson calls on Hina Rabbani Khar

Islamabad, November 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): The newly appointed US Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Richard Olson, paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the Ambassador and underscored the importance of Pakistan’s relations with US in terms of strategic partnership approaches. She expressed the hope that during his tenure these would be further strengthened and the positive trajectory will be maintained.

She further underlined the need to continue to focus on positive narratives in the relationship such as revival of the bilateral strategic dialogue process, infrastructure and development projects and strengthening of economic and commercial relations. She particularly outlined the important role of US assistance in the development of energy sector.

Ambassador Olson reaffirmed his government’s commitment to work with the government of Pakistan to achieve shared objectives which also included peace and stability in the region. He further appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. He briefed the Foreign Minister on the upcoming working group meetings in the coming months on economy and finance, energy, defence and water issues.

The two sides also discussed the on-going developments in the region.

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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