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Posted at: Aug 14, 2019, 8:46 AM; last updated: Aug 14, 2019, 8:46 AM (IST)

Hope to deepen efforts in promoting regional stability, peace: Pompeo to Pak

Hope to deepen efforts in promoting regional stability, peace: Pompeo to Pak
Mike Pompeo. AFP file

Washington, August 14

Greeting the people of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hoped to “build on the commitments” made by Prime Minister Imran Khan to deepen efforts in promoting regional stability and peace.

During his visit to Washington DC last month, Khan had met US President Donald Trump in the White House and assured him about Pakistan’s significant role in supporting the Afghan peace process and counter-terrorism.

“Over the years, the United States and Pakistan have achieved much when we have worked together in partnership,” Pompeo said on Tuesday in a statement issued on the eve of the Pakistani Independence Day.

“In the coming years, we hope to build on the important commitments made during the recent visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior leaders of the Government of Pakistan, and deepen our vital efforts to promote regional stability and peace,” he said.

During his three-day official visit to the US in July, the Pakistani Prime Minister had said that it is in the interest of his nation that “we do not allow any armed militant groups to operate in our country”.

“On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to offer my warmest greetings to the people of Pakistan as they mark their Independence Day,” the US Secretary of State said.

“We also hope to tap into the enormous potential of the US-Pakistan trade relationship, delivering greater prosperity to both our countries and further strengthening the bonds between our peoples,” Pompeo added. PTI


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