Pak-US discussed regional development through peace in Afghanistan: US Embassy

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have discussed ways to unlock opportunities for regional economic integration and development through peace in Afghanistan.

A statement issued by the US embassy on the conclusion of two-day visit of US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday, says both sides looked in depth as to how the peace in Afghanistan will benefit Pakistan as well.

It further said Special Representative Khalilzad met with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In his meetings, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked the Pakistani leaders for their assistance in facilitating the travel of the Taliban’s negotiating team.

The statement added that the United States looks to Pakistan to continue playing a positive role in supporting the peace process.