Pak-US strategic dialogues: John Kerry lauds Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism

29 Feb, 2016 9:57 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that America wants strengthened democratic institutions.

Talking to the media after the Pak-US strategic dialogues on Monday, he said that the objective of the strategic talks was to strengthen democracy along with security.

“Pakistan has clarified that terrorists cannot hamper her progress,” he said. “All terrorist groups are damaging the stability of the nation.”

Lauding Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan, the US State Secretary said that Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Muhammad were damaged Pakistan’s efforts.

“Pakistan’s economy can be strengthened by giving opportunities to the women,” he said.

Talking to the media, PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that the Afghan reconciliation process is the best source of peace in the region.

He expressed the hope that US would continue playing its role in achieving Pakistan’s priorities.

He urged the United States to grant more access to Pakistani products to US markets.

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