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A four-member bipartisan delegation of the Sub-committee on Defense of the United States House Appropriations Committee held a meeting with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in Islamabad on Friday.      



The delegation was led by Sub-committee Chairman Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen.      



Pakistan-US bilateral relations including economic‚ security and counter-terrorism issues‚ as well as the regional situation were discussed.      



The Foreign Secretary highlighted Pakistan's focus on economic and energy sectors. Pakistan’s commitment to promote relations with its neighbours for regional security and stability were also discussed.    



The Foreign Secretary stressed on the importance of Pakistan’s relations with the United States and appreciated US assistance to counter terrorism.    



The US Congressmen acknowledged the importance of Pakistan-US relationship especially in the current international scenario and voiced support for consolidation of democracy in Pakistan.      



The US side also appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for countering terrorism and its role in the promotion of regional peace and stability‚ especially in the backdrop of US drawdown from Afghanistan during the current year.


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