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Khawaja Asif, US envoy discuss defence cooperation having a broader outlook

Khawaja Asif, US envoy discuss defence cooperation having a broader outlook
February 24, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Donald Blome, United States Ambassador to Pakistan called on Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in his office on Friday.

Minister for Defence highlighted the successful interaction with US govt-to-govt fora. The areas of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation in the field of defence, energy and infrastructure development came under discussion.

Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif highlighted the importance of stable and prosperous Afghanistan for region as a whole and for Pakistan in particular. He also expounded the need for further diversifying defence relations from counter-terrorism to the realms of conventional defence and suggested an enhanced defence cooperation framework having a broader outlook.

The minister also opined that the world should recognise the role played by Pakistan and its efforts for regional peace and security. Two sides were of the view that national and regional security is an important and common concern.