In meeting with US ambassador, Kakar stresses boosting ties

Appreciates United States’ role in helping Pakistan stabilize its economy.

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq has reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation with the United States in key areas, including trade and investment, energy, security, and climate change.

He was talking to US Ambassador Donald Blome who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The Prime Minister appreciated the United States’ role in helping Pakistan to stabilize its economy and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue the reform agenda for achieving sustainable growth.

Noting the role that the US private sector has traditionally played in supporting Pakistan’s economic growth, he hoped that that more US companies would explore the investment opportunities, particularly to tap the vast potential for investment in Pakistan’s information technology sector.

Lauding the important contributions of the Pakistani-American community towards strengthening ties between the two countries, the Prime Minister called for increasing people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

He said Pakistan and the US enjoyed longstanding and broad-based relations, rooted in mutual respect, common interests and shared values. He expressed satisfaction on the current positive trajectory of bilateral ties.

Mr Kakar emphasized that the caretaker government’s main responsibility was to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan in the electoral process and provide constitutional continuity during the period of democratic transition.

The US smbassador congratulated the Prime Minister on assuming the office and reaffirmed the United States’ desire for supporting Pakistan’s economic and development agenda.

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