In telephone call, FM Bilawal and Blinken reaffirm desire to ‘further strengthen’ Pak-US ties

SuchTV  |  Jul 06, 2022

In telephone call, FM Bilawal and Blinken reaffirm desire to ‘further strengthen’ Pak-US ties
According to the Foreign Office (FO), Bilawal told the senior US official that he looked forward to “frequent exchange of high-level visits”.

FM @BBhuttoZardari received a phone call from @SecBlinken, today. ➖Reiterated mutual commitment to deepen Pak-US ties marking #PakUSAt75 ➖Looked forward to frequent exchange of high-level visits➖Requested to ease issuance of visas for Pakistani nationals. ????? pic.twitter.com/vBGQgAGGC9

— Spokesperson ?? MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) July 6, 2022He also reiterated mutual commitment to deepen Pak-US ties upon the completion of 75 years of relations between the two countries.

Bilawal also tweeted about his conversation with Blinken.

“We agreed to expand our engagement in trade, energy, health & security marking 75 years of our relationship. We must increase people-to-people & business-to-business contacts,” the foreign minister said.

Spoke to @SecBlinken, today. We reaffirmed our mutual desire to further strengthen bilateral ties by expanding our engagement in trade, energy, health & security marking 75 years of our relationship. We must increase people-to-people & business-to-business contacts. ?? ? ??

— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) July 6, 2022Bilawal and the senior US official had their first face-to-face meeting in New York on May 18 where the duo had affirmed their shared desire for a strong and prosperous bilateral relationship.

“We want to focus on the work we’re doing to strengthen our economic and commercial ties between the United States and Pakistan; of course, focus on regional security,” Secretary Blinken had said.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Donald Blome also called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar today and discussed “matters of mutual interest”.

The FO quoted Khar as reiterating Pakistan’s “commitment to widen and deepen longstanding ties between Pakistan and the US”.

She also underlined the importance of people-to-people ties and congressional engagement.

Earlier, she congratulated Blome on assuming the charge as ambassador.

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