US admits Pak role for peace, calls for resumption of reconciliation process in Afghanistan: ISPR

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WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on US Vice President Joe Biden at the White House and discussed matters relating to bilateral relations and resumption of reconciliation process for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
“Appreciating Pakistan’s crucial role for peace, US vice president recognised Pakistan’s immense sacrifices both in terms of human lives and economic losses,” Tweeted DG ISPR Lt-General Asim Saleem Bajwa.
During the meeting, they also discussed the matters of mutual interest including regional security and Pak-US ties, added Bajwa. The US vice president also extended his will to enhance level of cooperation. He reiterated firm commitment of United States to work closely with Pakistan in all fields of mutual fields of interest and deepen their degree of coordination to face new challenges.
General Raheel Sharif is currently in Washington on a five-day official visit during which he met top officials of the State and Defense Department including Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Defense Ash Carter.
On Thursday, the Army Chief also met Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein of the US Senate Committee on Intelligence and discussed matters relating to regional issues and counter-terrorism.
General Raheel Sharif also conveyed strong Pakistani perspective on regional security and peace stressing that it must be understood by the US side.

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