Pak-US relations moving from aid to trade: US envoy

Pak-US relations moving from aid to trade: US envoy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Daniel Feldman has said that Pakistan-US relations are moving from aid-based relationship to the one based on trade and investment.

Talking to a group of journalists at the US embassy in Islamabad, the US special envoy said that the United States looks forward to further expanding trade and economic relations with Pakistan.

Feldman said that hydro power projects like Diamer Bhasha Dam are among the smartest choices for Pakistan to meet its energy needs.

The US special envoy said that the United States is helping Pakistan in introducing Diamer-Bhasha Dam to private sector and multilateral donors. He said that the United States has helped Pakistan to add 1,400 megawatt to the system.

The envoy further said that the US recognizes the warmth and historic relations between Pakistan and China and welcomes Chinese investment in Pakistan.

Talking about Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, Daniel Feldman said that his country supports stability in the region and hopes that the new government in Afghanistan will resolve security and other issues with Pakistan through dialogue.

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