The sides discussed Afghanistan with a focus on the need to continue counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan as the US and Pakistan celebrated their 75 years of diplomatic relations in Washington D.C.
Pakistani Foreign Minister met with his American counterpart in Washington, US on Monday, September 26, on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s 77th session.
The US Secretary of State reaffirmed the US commitment to the people of Pakistan, citing the roughly $56.5 million in flood relief and humanitarian aid given this year as well as announced an additional $10 million in food security support.
According to a statement by the US Department of State, released on Monday, both the US and Pakistan “have a shared stake in Afghanistan’s future after two decades of war.”
The parties stressed the collaboration towards a common goal of an Afghanistan that is secure, peaceful, and free as well as supporting the fundamental human rights, particularly of Afghan women and girls.
In a recent meeting with Thomas West, the US special representative for Afghanistan, in New York, Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that a secure, peaceful, and prosperous Afghanistan was a “priority” for Pakistan.