ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Olson called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday and discussed overall security situation of the region especially with reference to Afghanistan.
Talking to Richard Olson, the Minister said, “stable and peaceful Afghanistan is not only in favour of Pakistan but the entire region. The only solution to Afghanistan issue is dialogue.”
“We have reservations on United States policy for stopping funding to Pakistan for F-16 planes. In spite of this, all issues between Pakistan and US be resolved through dialogue,” he said.
The minister said Pakistan wanted to further expand its ties with US but for this Pakistan’s point of view and sovereignty be considered at all levels.
Richard Olson said, “US appreciates efforts and role of Pakistan for durable peace in Afghanistan”.
The Representative said in spite of some issues, the US government gave importance to its relations with Pakistan and wanted to further expand existing ties.
US ambassador in Pakistan, David Hale was also present in the meeting.