ISLAMABAD: Former USA special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday offered help General Kamar Bajwa, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in improvement of bilateral relations.
A statement released by the Inter-Ministerial Public Affairs Office following a meeting between General Bajwa and Ambassador Khalilzad said that former US official promised “play his role” for improved relationship between the two countries.
ISPR stated that in addition to Afghanistan various facets of During the meeting, issues of bilateral cooperation were discussed.
Mr. Khalilzad is visiting Pakistan for participation in National Security Dialogue. He worked hard with Gen Bajwa on Afghan peace and reconciliation special envoy.
relationship between two countries touched new low after PM Imran Khan’s announcement that Pakistani Ambassador to the US Asad Majid was warned by Assistant Secretary of State of State to Donald Lou that Mr. Khan’s sequel in office would have consequences for bilateral connections. Prime Minister Khan facing No-confidence motion delayed in National Assembly by the united opposition.
the National Security Committee, which met the day before expressed “serious concern” over United States intervention in internal affairs and decided to make a strong protest with This. Demarches were later in overnight delivered by the US Department of Foreign Affairs to the US Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Islamabad and State Department.
The White House and the State Department denied the accusation.
This was stated by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. who was also invited to the Dialogue and was supposed to make a video message, but reportedly missed event because of in new controversy.
Published in Dawn, April 2, 2022