WASHINGTON: In a call to Military Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, United States Support Assistant Lloyd Austin has conveyed Washington’s passion in continuing to improve the US-Pakistan connection, the Pentagon stated on Tuesday.
Assistant Austin “revealed his interest in continuing to boost the US-Pakistan relationship and also build upon our numerous common rate of interests in the region”, the statement added.
” Assistant Austin and General Bajwa reviewed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, regional safety as well as security, and also the reciprocal protection connection much more extensively,” Government Press Secretary John Kirby claimed.
Mr Austin additionally talked about the mutual objectives of security as well as stability in the region, he claimed.
Responding to a reporter’s question, Mr Kirby stated the United States remains to have conversations with the Pakistani leadership regarding the safe havens that exist along the boundary in between Afghanistan and also Pakistan.
” We are mindful that those safe havens are only providing a source of more insecurity and more instability inside Afghanistan. We are not bashful regarding having that discussion with Pakistani leaders,” he stated.
” We are likewise mindful that Pakistan and also the Pakistani individuals also succumb terrorist tasks that rise from that area. So, all of us have a common sense of the relevance of folding those safe havens and also not permitting them to be used by the Taliban or other terrorist networks to plant dissonance,” Mr Kirby said.
” And once more, we’re having that discussion with the Pakistanis all the time,” he said.
Asked what role India and Pakistan must play in Afghanistan, the Government representative stated: “We desire all neighbouring nations not to act that make the circumstance in Afghanistan a lot more dangerous than it is currently, as well as to continue to try to make use of international pressure to obtain a discussed peaceful political settlement to this battle.”