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Afghanistan is our strength, not weakness: Moeed

National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf Sunday said Peace in Afghanistan is not our weakness rather strength as the world owes to bring peace in the war-torn country and Pakistan would bear maximum impact as its affectee in case of any violence.

The NSA addressing a media conference at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC, said the purpose of this visit was to have a follow up of his engagement with the US NSA Jake Sullivan on 23 May in Geneva which was the first physical high-level interaction with the Americans.

Dr Moeed while elaborating the agenda of his official visit said Afghanistan was the most immediate and important matter of discussion but it was agreed that Pakistan and US would work in multiple domains including climate change, health and covid, commerce and investment.

He added that in the Geneva meeting it was decided that in end July NSAs would take stock of the progress as teams were working on both sides since then. There has been elaborate work out here on the Pakistan’s strategy in this regard, the NSA said.

The NSA confirmed that the meeting with his US counterpart was the main engagement where the discussion was very forthcoming and positive.

The meeting was of the mind that the collaboration was significant and it was necessary to join heads for future as the way things were developing in the region, he said, adding, “We got a positive response for moving forward.”

Pakistan and US, he said have to work more closely now in the prevailing situation as the security vacuum being created post-withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan. – APP

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