Pakistan has much to gain by partnering with US: White House

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APP10-20 NEW YORK: September 20 - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meets US Vice President Michael Richard Pence on the sidelines of 72nd session of UN General Assembly. APP

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (APP): Describing the talks between Vice
President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as
“important,” the White House has said Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with the United States on President Donald Trump’s South Asia policy.
“The Vice President and Prime Minister Abbasi had an important
conversation about the President’s South Asia strategy that was
announced late last month,” a White House statement on the meeting,
which took place Tuesday on the margins of the UN General Assembly in
New York, said.
According to the statement the Vice President reiterated President
Trump’s belief “Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort” in the region.
The White House statement said the Vice President “highlighted ways
that Pakistan could work with the United States and others to bolster stability and prosperity for all in South Asia.”
A statement issued by the Pakistan Embassy said Abbasi and Pence
agreed to work together to carry forward the bilateral relationship and discussed matters relating to peace and stability in Afghanistan and
the region.