US seeks a strong partnership with Pakistan on counterterrorism
The US State Department has said that the US wants a strong partnership with Pakistan to combat terrorism. At the same time, the United States looks forward to cooperative efforts to eliminate regional and global terrorists and other security threats. The second round of the US-Pakistan Mid-Level Defense Dialogue is being held here and will run from February 12 to 16.
The first round took place in January 2021 in Pakistan. The Pakistani team is led by Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt Gen Mohammad Saeed. The delegation will interact with their counterparts in the US Department of Defense. After the Chief of Army Staff, the CGS is in charge of the second-most important office in the Pakistani Army. He is the administrative head of Pakistan’s intelligence and operational forces.
Want strong partnership on combating terrorism – Ned Price
“This is an opportunity to continue those discussions and deepen the partnership toward those goals,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news conference here on February 13. He said, “We want a strong partnership with Pakistan on combating terrorism.” State Department spokesman Ned Price also told reporters: “We look forward to collaborative efforts to eliminate regional and global terrorist and other security threats.”
Highlight the importance of bilateral partnership
Meanwhile, the State Department said that US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet will lead a US delegation to Bangladesh and Pakistan from February 14–18. He will meet senior government officials, members of civil society, and business leaders and highlight the importance we place on our bilateral partnership. With this, we will reaffirm our shared goals.
The Rohingya refugee crisis will be discussed in Bangladesh
A media release said the delegation in Bangladesh will discuss coordination and response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. He will also meet with senior Bangladeshi officials to strengthen cooperation in international forums and advance the security partnership between the United States and Bangladesh.
These issues will be discussed in Pakistan
The delegation in Pakistan will cooperate in strengthening economic ties and addressing the effects of the climate crisis. will meet senior officials to discuss increasing people-to-people contact between the United States and Pakistan. Counselor Chollet will express US condolences for the recent terrorist attack at the Peshawar Mosque. Also, reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Pakistan as they recover from the devastating floods of 2022.
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