WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and ranking members of the committee here at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister thanked the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee for it’s consistent support to democracy, security cooperation and economic development in Pakistan.
He thanked for provision of counter terrosism assistance by the US Congress and informed that Zarb-e-Azb has achieved its initial targets and has entered a decisive phase.
The Prime Minister outlined his vision of peaceful neighbourhood and apprised about by his government’s outreach to the leadership of India and Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister shared his comitment to remain engaged with Afghan leadership towards promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and briefed about his recent peace initiaves towards India.
Senator Corker appreciated reform agenda of the Prime Minister.
On behalf of the committee the chairman acknowledged the sacrifices by Pakistan as the frontline state in the international effort to combat terrosism.
Members of Congress emphasised that Pakistan was an important country in the region and the U.S. looked forward to engaging with Pakistan to advance goals of peace and stability in the region.