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Pakistan, US vow to contribute to regional, global stability


Pakistan and United States have reaffirmed shared determination to contribute to both regional and global security and stability.

The commitment was expressed by officials of both countries during the Pakistan-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue that was held in Washington DC.

It was co-chaired by Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and OIC, Ambassador Syed Haider Shah, and US Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard.

Discussions centered on the counterterrorism landscape in the region, with a focus on areas of mutual interest.

Pakistani and U.S senior officials emphasized the importance of expanded counterterrorism collaboration and capacity building, including exchanges of technical expertise and best practices.

They also emphasized strengthening multilateral engagement such as in the UN and the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

The joint statement of the dialogues stated that Pakistan and the United States recognize that a partnership to counter ISIS-Khorasan, T
TP, and other terrorist organizations will advance security in the region and serve as a model of bilateral and regional cooperation to address transnational terrorism threats.

It underscored the cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in addressing the most pressing challenges to regional and global security, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and ISIS-Khorasan.

Both governments resolved to increase communication on these topics and continue collaboration to detect and deter violent extremism through whole-of-government approaches.

Source: Radio Pakistan