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Cameron Munter says US wants strong ties with Pakistan

Cameron Munter says US wants strong ties with Pakistan
January 13, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – US former ambassador to Pakistan, who served as US ambassador in Islamabad between 2010 and 2012, Cameron Munter has said that the US wants strong ties with Pakistan and desires to settle all the matters with bilateral talks. Addressing an event at a local hotel in Karachi, Cameron Munter said that it is time for Pakistan to work on good governance and eliminate misappropriation of funds given for socioeconomic development. The US former envoy mentioned that the relations between US and Pakistan have always faced ups and downs and Pakistan was given funds for promoting education in Sindh and Balochistan. Cameron Munter said that the US has always cooperated with Pakistan, and wants strong ties between the two countries. He added that the direct contact should be established between Islamabad and Washington. The former ambassador termed that the United States knows the matter would not be resolved through fight, adding that the education is only single solution to make good relation between the people of world.
A day earlier, Dr Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at a ceremony held at the White House, a press release issued from the country's mission in Washington said on Saturday. “Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan’s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated with similar positive sentiments for Prime Minister Imran Khan.” President Trump said that he wants to explore opportunities for the two countries to work closely together and to renew their partnership. The new envoy arrived in Washington earlier this week to take charge of the effort to renew once close relationship between the US and Pakistan. Dr Majeed, until recently Pakistan’s ambassador in Tokyo, replaced Ali Jehangir Siddiqui who was appointed by the PML-N government days before its departure. Siddiqui held the position for more than seven months from May 9 to Dec 25, 2018 before being relieved of his duties by the incumbent PTI government.