ISLAMABAD: United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Daniel Feldman expressed deep appreciation for the efforts made by Pakistan in its efforts to root out terrorism and extremism and honoured the sacrifices made by its forces and citizens.
Feldman in a meeting on Tuesday with the adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, acknowledged Pakistan’s success in the fight against extremism.
The US SRAP was accompanied by Ambassador Richard Olson.
The discussions between Feldman and Aziz covered Pakistan-US bilateral relations and the situation in the region.
Sartaj Aziz noted the positive direction of ongoing cooperation between the two countries especially in the areas of defence, energy, and the economy, and also underscored the comprehensive measures taken by Pakistan to counter terrorism and extremism in the region.
The adviser briefed the US SRAP about the improvement in Pak-Afghan relations, and the current status of the country’s relationship with India.
The meeting was held in the wake of a series of US drone strikes in North Waziristan which killed suspected militants.
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The strikes were strongly condemned by Pakistan, with newly-appointed Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah saying,”Such strikes are a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met with special representative of United States of America Daniel Feldman on Tuesday. Discussions were held on security situation of the region.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS met with USA’s special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Daniel Feldman in Rawalpindi.
Matters of mutual interest and state of regional security were discussed during the meeting.
Matters pertaining to regional stability and various affairs were also discussed upon, it is learnt.
The American special representative also appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism.