Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that a comprehensive political process is required to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan.
In a meeting with US Senator Jeff Merkley (Democrat-Oregon), who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees of US on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC, Aizaz Chaudhry gave him an overview of Pakistan-US relations.
Highlighting Pakistan’s perspective on the new US strategy for South Asia, the ambassador said that Pakistan wants to work with the United States to bring peace to Afghanistan since Pakistan’s economic and security gains are at risk from continued instability in Afghanistan.
Senator Merkley appreciated ambassador Chaudhry’s briefing. He agreed with the ambassador on the need for Pakistan and the United States to work together in the bilateral domain, and for bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.
The ambassador also informed the Senator about the efforts of Pakistan in fight against terrorism, saying that as a result of this successful venture, terrorist incidents have shown a marked decline in recent times. He said that Pakistan has made great strides in the fight against terrorism by driving out militant groups from the Country.
The Pakistani envoy also said that an improved security environment and economic stabilization in the Country is the driving force for bringing in foreign investors.