Pakistan has turned tide against terrorism: Maleeha

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NEW YORK, April 9 (APP): Defeating terrorism, growing the economy and building a peaceful neighborhood are among Pakistan’s top priorities, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War College on Friday.

Among these priorities she also emphasized addressing two key external challenges, promoting peace and security in Afghanistan and normalizing relations with India on the basis of resolution of outstanding disputes.

“These national priorities frame our international diplomacy and our foreign engagements,” the ambassador said while addressing the participants who visited the Pakistan Mission to the UN in New York, Describing the sense of optimism in Pakistan about it’s future, Ambassador Lodhi said this reflected gains the country has made on the political, security and economic fronts in the past three years.