Hale pays courtesy call on foreign minister

APP73-22 ISLAMABAD: August 22 - US Ambassador David Hale paid a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. APP

ISLAMABABD, Aug 22 (APP): The US Ambassador David Hale paid a
courtesy call on the foreign minister Tuesday afternoon, an official
Foreign Office statement said.
Ambassador Hale briefed the foreign minister about President Trump’s
latest statement on the US policy review on South Asia and Afghanistan.
Ambassador Hale conveyed that the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
looked forward to meeting the foreign minister in the next few days to have an in-depth discussion on the state of play in the bilateral relationship as well as the new US policy on South Asia.
The foreign minister said he had accepted the invitation when the
Secretary of State called him on August 14, and looked forward to his early interactions in Washington.
He reiterated Pakistan’s perspective and desire for peace and stability
in Afghanistan.
Highlighting Pakistan’s immense sacrifices in the enduring fight against
terrorism, the foreign minister underlined Pakistan’s continued desire to work with the international community to eliminate the menace of terrorism.

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