ISLAMABAD–Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is committed to strengthening economic ties with the United States.
He was addressing a ceremony in connection with Pakistan-United States Economic Partnership Week in Islamabad on Monday. The week will open new avenues of cooperation between the two countries. Nawaz Sharif said our relations with the United States constitute an important component of the Pakistan’s foreign policy. He said Pak-US relations from the last six decades are robust and wide-ranging.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan offers huge opportunities of investment in different sectors and the environment is also favourable for the investors.
He said world financial institutions have indicated that Pakistan will make economic progress during coming years.
He said that Democracy is strengthening while judiciary and media are functioning in the country independently.
Speaking on this occasion, the US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that US is committed to work with Pakistan as a partner and friend in different sectors.
She said that a stable, peaceful and prosperous Pakistan is in the best interest of the United States.
She said United States is ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the energy, security and trade sectors.
She said Pakistan has been a strong ally of the United States in the fight against terrorism and has rendered matchless sacrifices in this regard.