Pakistan News / Islamabad: Pakistan and United States on Thursday agreed to continue their dialogue process and vowed to carry on strategic dialogue mechanism as it is in the interest of both the countries.
Addressing a joint press conference here at Foreign Office, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar after holding talks, said that they have discussed bilateral relations and decided that the working groups of both the countries will continue to meet in future.
Both the leaders held discussion on Pak-US ties with special reference to Afghanistan and the current regional and international issues, and exchanged views on the forthcoming meetings in Istanbul on November 2 and in Bonn on December 5 on peace and security in the region.
They also agreed to pursue bilateral cooperation in different fields for which working groups had been formed.
Foreign Minister Ms. Hina Rabbani Khan while addressing the press conference said, “Pakistan and US relations are very important at bilateral level and now due to war against terrorism, these ties are more important at global level.”
She said these relations are important for both the countries and are in their interests.
The Minister said both the countries are engaged with each other bilaterally to strengthen the dialogue process for peace and security in the region and at global level.
She said the forthcoming peace conferences scheduled at Istanbul on November 2 and in Bonn on December 5, were also discussed and Pakistan assured that it want to play important and constructive role in these conferences to ensure peace and security in the region.
US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman said strong bilateral relations of the two countries are important both for United States and Pakistan as these are in the best interest of these countries.
He said technical working groups, formed by the two countries which had been meeting in the past, would also hold meetings in future to further enhance cooperation in these fields.
He said efforts are being made to identify the interests of the two countries in the bilateral relations and expressed the hope that both the countries will work together and coordinate with each other through strategic dialogue process.