Pakistan, United States Vow to Contribute to Regional, Global Stability

Mon May 13 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have reaffirmed their shared determination to contribute to both regional and global security and stability.

The commitment was expressed by officials of both nations during the Pakistan-US Counterterrorism Dialogue that was held in Washington DC on Monday.

The dialogue was co-chaired by the Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and OIC, Ambassador Syed Haider Shah, and the US Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard.

Discussions focused on the counterterrorism landscape in the region, with a special focus on areas of mutual interest.

Pakistani and US senior officials stressed on the importance of expanded counterterrorism collaboration and capacity building, including exchanges of technical expertise and best practices.

They also stressed on strengthening multilateral engagement such as in the UN and the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

The joint statement of the dialogues stated that Pakistan and the US recognized that a partnership to counter ISIS-Khorasan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and other terrorist groups will advance security in the region and serve as a model of bilateral and regional cooperation to address transnational terrorism threats.

Pakistan, United States Cooperation Against Terrorism

It highlighted the cooperation between Pakistan and the US in addressing the most pressing challenges to regional and global security, including TTP and ISIS-Khorasan.

Both governments resolved to increase communication on these issues and continue collaboration to detect and deter violent extremism through whole-of-government approaches.

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