UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, met with Uzra Zeya, a senior State Department official, on Thursday to discuss strengthening US-Pakistan relations “in diverse areas through frequent exchanges on issues of mutual interest,” according to a press release from the Pakistani embassy.
Ms Zeya, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, greeted the ambassador “warmly” at the State Department, according to a press release.
Following the meeting, Under Secretary Zeya tweeted that she had a productive discussion with Ambassador Khan about human rights and Pakistan’s support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees.
“I am looking forward to our close collaboration,” she said.
Ambassador Masood Khan agreed, saying the two countries would work together to promote Pak-US dialogue and cooperation in order to strengthen ties between the two countries.
At the meeting, the Pakistani envoy thanked the US official Under Secretary for her visit to Pakistan and welcomed the OIC-State Department dialogue, which will take place on May 23-24 in Washington, DC, to promote dialogue between the US and OIC nations.
In late March, Under Secretary Zeya travelled to Islamabad to represent the United States at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Conference.
On that occasion, she emphasised Pakistan’s long-standing ties and partnership with the United States. She also praised Pakistan for providing dignity and safety to Afghan refugees for more than 40 years.