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Qureshi, US Senator discuss bilateral, regional issues

Qureshi, US Senator discuss bilateral, regional issues
January 20, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – US Senator Lindsey Graham called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Sunday. During the meeting, they exchanged views on matters related to bilateral cooperation, situation in Afghanistan, regional and international issues. They also reviewed various aspects to increase bilateral cooperation in economic and trade sectors. Lindsey Graham is the chairman of the US Senate's Judicial Committee and senior member of the committees of the House on armed services and budget. He is also expected to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan during his stay in Pakistan.
Qureshi assures Pakistan’s support for Afghan peace process
Earlier, US Special Representative on Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad called on Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, the US envoy briefed FM Qureshi on his recent engagements in the region for Afghan peace and reconciliation process. The minister assured Amb Khalizad of Pakistan’s support for the peace process. The minister assured the special US representative that Pakistan will continue its sincere efforts to facilitate the Afghan-reconciliation process to bring peace and stability to the region. He said establishing peace in Afghanistan is a common responsibility of all the stakeholders.
US values Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace talks
Zalmay Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan’s role in facilitating talks between the US and Afghan Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad thanked FM Qureshi for facilitating the direct talks between the United States and the Taliban.