US keen to forge closer ties with Pakistan: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday reaffirmed Washington's desire to forge closer relations, stronger co-ordination and co-operation with Pakistan. According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, John Kerry telephoned Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and also accepted her invitation to visit Pakistan at the earliest.
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Congratulating Secretary Kerry on his appointment, Hina Rabbani Khar said that she looked forward to closely working with him to further expand the relations between the two countries. Expressing the confidence that relations between Pakistan and the United States will continue to move on a positive trajectory, she hoped that with his deep understanding of the region and extensive knowledge of global dynamics, Secretary Kerry would make a significant contribution to further strengthening these relations.
Foreign Minister Khar and Secretary Kerry agreed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the common interest of both Pakistan and the US. They expressed satisfaction on the progress that has been made during the past few months and looked forward to more intensive engagement in this regard. Secretary Kerry, while thanking the Foreign Minister, also congratulated the government on completion of its five-year term.