ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf has said that Pakistan’s vision is of economic security, connectivity, and development partnerships.
“We want to talk about economic partnerships, climate change, global health, co-investing in Afghanistan, regional peace and so on,” he said while delivering opening remarks in an event co-organized by The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) titled “Biden Administration and Pakistan.”
While addressing the participants, the Special Assistant said that the number one priority of Pakistan is to establish an economic partnership while other priorities include tackling global challenges, formalizing security partnerships, and ensuring regional peace.
Dr. Moeed Yusuf said that Pakistan is looking forward to having bilateral relations with the United States which is built around fresh conversations. He added that the new US administration will now be faced with a world that has changed completely.
The Special Assistant said that Pakistan wants bilateral ties with the United States that are not clouded by hyphenating the relationship with US policy towards other Countries in the region.
“The entire world is in influx, and the world has changed a lot,” he said.
Dr. Moeed Yusuf said that he wants to have honest and candid conversations with the new US administration on what Pakistan and the United States can do together and what cannot be done.
In addition, he said that he aims to create an environment in which think tanks will be able to carry out candid conversations so that ideas can be generated and funneled into policymaking.
The Special Assistant commended Islamabad Policy Research Institute’s (IPRI) collaboration with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) as a step towards this goal.