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United States Senator calls on Foreign Minister Khar

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Islamabad, February 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate, accompanied by the US Ambassador, Richard Olson, called on the Foreign Minister today.

Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest pertaining to bilateral relations, and regional issues including the situation in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction on the current trajectory of the relationship between Pakistan and the US and hoped that the multifaceted relations would be further strengthened and deepened on the basis of common interest and mutual respect. She underscored the need for greater market access for Pakistan’s exports and also flagged concerns on the drone attacks.

The Foreign Minister briefed the US Senator on various initiatives that Pakistan had taken on the request of High Peace Council to facilitate peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Senator Menendez expressed appreciation for the comprehensive briefing given by the Foreign Minister and assured her that US Congress would continue to support democracy and assist the people of Pakistan in meeting their current challenges.

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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