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Fatemi discusses engagements with new US govt in meeting with envoy

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and United States Ambassador David Hale reviewed Pakistan-US relations during a meeting on Friday.

According to a Foreign Office announcement, Mr Fatemi and Mr Hale discussed prospective engagements in the coming months as the new US administration settles down in Washington, with the two leaders expressing confidence that the momentum built over the past years would be taken to higher levels.

They pledged to deepen engagement between the two countries in the economic and security realms.

They noted that by continuing to work together, the two countries would be able to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism and promoting peace and security in the region.
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They noted that the strategic dialogue mechanism provided the requisite framework for constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation.

This framework comprises six working groups on law enforcement and counterterrorism; economy and finance; education, science and technology; energy, security and strategic stability; non-proliferation; and a defence consultative group.

courtesy : dawn news

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