WASHINGTON, Dec 06 (SABAH): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, met Senator Cory Gardner (Republican-Colorado) on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Senator Gardner serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and is one of the senior most Republican leaders in the Senate.
Besides updating the Senator on the latest developments in the context of bilateral relations, Ambassador Chaudhry shared Pakistan’s perspective on the regional situation. He said that Pakistan shared the United States’ desire to see peace in Afghanistan, and believed that only a holistic political process could achieve that outcome.
Ambassador Chaudhry highlighted Pakistan’s successes in the fight against terrorism, noting that comprehensive and indiscriminate counterterrorism operations had driven militant groups out of the country. He briefed Senator Gardner, who also deals with commerce issues in the Senate, on the potential for economic cooperation between Pakistan’s rejuvenated business sector and corporate America.
The Ambassador reiterated that a broad-based partnership between Pakistan and the United States remains vital to the achievement of their common strategic and regional objectives.
Senator Gardner thanked Ambassador Chaudhry for his detailed briefing. He agreed with the Ambassador that a strong Pakistan-U.S. relationship was an important factor for peace and stability in the region.