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Pakistan has potential to enhance economic cooperation with US: FM
July 16, 2019

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says a constructive and cooperative approach is the best option for Pakistan and the United States to realize common objectives of peace and security in the region and bring prosperity to the people of South Asia.

Addressing a seminar on "Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward" in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said it is appropriate for Islamabad and Washington to work for broader engagement from Afghanistan to bilateral economic cooperation and trade cooperation to peace and stability in South Asia.

The Foreign Minister expressed confidence that Prime Minister Imran Khan's upcoming visit to the United States will help in ushering an era of stability and prosperity in South Asia and the broader region.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the Prime Minister will highlight his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is mindful to the US priorities regarding Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan has been facilitating the US-Taliban talks in good faith, underscoring that it remains a shared responsibility.

The Minister said the convergence in Pakistan and the US policies on Afghanistan has rekindled the hope for resolution of the protracted Afghan conflict.