Pakistan, US hold security talks ahead of FM Bilawal’s visit

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WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States finished their security level discussions in Washington on Wednesday, days before a booked gathering between their international strategy bosses is planned to be held in New York.

Between Services Intellig­e­n­­ce Director-General (DG ISI) Lt-Gen Nadeem Anjum burned through three days in Washington this week, meeting senior security authorities, including US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and CIA Director William J. Consumes.

Neither one of the sides uncovered the subtleties of these gatherings, yet the discussions are accepted to have zeroed in on reciprocal security concerns and the circumstance in Afghanistan, as the US accepts that Pakistan can assist with balancing out the conflict torn country.

The last security level discussions between the two nations were held in July 2021, when then-National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf met Mr Sullivan at White House. The Pakistani appointment had likewise included previous ISI boss Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed.

Afterward, Mr Sullivan said in a tweet that their discussions zeroed in on ‘provincial availability and security, and “the pressing requirement for a decrease in viciousness in Afghanistan.”

The ongoing ISI boss’ visit followed a phenomenal decay in Pakistan-US ties, set off by previous Prime Minister Imran Khan’s case that Washington planned with resistance pioneers to overturn his administration.

At a news instructions on Tuesday, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price dismissed Mr. Khan’s cases as theories and untruths, adding that the United States won’t let “lies impede” its reciprocal binds with Pakistan, a relationship, he pushed, the US values.

“We won’t let promulgation, falsehood, and disinformation — lies — impede any reciprocal relationship we have, incorporating with the respective relationship we have with Pakistan, one we esteem,” he said while answering an inquiry regarding Mr. Khan’s cases.

On March 27, days before his ouster, the previous PM wielded a letter at a convention in Islamabad, guaranteeing it contained proof of a “unfamiliar scheme” incubated to bring down his administration.

Each of the three wings of the US organization – the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department – have dismissed the allegations, saying there’s no veracity to them.

During Tuesday’s informing, Mr. Price was likewise gotten some information about a call made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Pakistan’s recently named Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari last week, during which the US official welcomed Bilawal to a United Nations food security culmination on York in New on May 18.Mr. Price said that Mr Blinken and Mr Bhutto-Zardari additionally examined the “continuous commitment with regards to our financial ties, exchange and venture, environment, energy, wellbeing, and instruction.”

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