US Vows To Enhance Security Partnership With Pakistan

'We will continue to work to expand the security partnership between the US and Pakistan.'

US Vows To Enhance Security Partnership With Pakistan

The US has stated that it prioritizes security cooperation with Pakistan and will continue to aim to strengthen bilateral relations in this area. 

During a press conference in Washington, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller stated, "We will continue to work to enhance the security partnership between the US and Pakistan. It has been a priority for us and will remain so." 

His statements were in response to a query on the United States' assistance to Pakistan in dealing with security concerns raised by neighboring countries and defeating the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. 

Washington's reassurance comes after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his answer to US President Joe Biden's letter, emphasized Pakistan's determination to collaborate with the US to accomplish shared goals of global peace and security, as well as regional advancement and development. 

The prime minister also stated that both nations had collaborated on a number of key initiatives in the energy, climate change, agricultural, health, and education sectors. 

Earlier, President Biden wrote to Prime Minister Shehbaz, congratulating him on the formation of the new government. He underlined the "enduring partnership" between the United States and Pakistan.

In the first official conversation between the US and Pakistan's new administration, Biden said that Washington will "continue to stand with Pakistan" in addressing the "most pressing global and regional challenges."

Furthermore, the US president emphasized Washington's determination to continue collaborating with Pakistan to preserve human rights and foster growth. He said, "We will continue to forge a strong partnership between our countries and a close bond between our people." 

In response to a question about media reports claiming that Afghanistan had received more than $2.9 billion from the United Nations and if this was done with Washington's consent, the official said no.

When questioned about Indian media reports stating that New Delhi has discovered its intelligence officers involved in plotting the murder of Sikh leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in the US and that information has been shared with Washington, Miller declined to comment on "media reports." 

However, the spokesperson emphasized that the US has informed India that it wants to conduct a thorough inquiry and will await the outcome of that probe.