Sharif's aide, U.S. envoy chalk out road map for likely official meetings

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi, in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador David Hale on Friday, finalised the likely meetings Pakistani officials will have in coming months with the Trump administration. The two sides also undertook an early year review of the state of Pak-US bilateral relations. But the focus of their interaction was to finalise the likely meetings, reports the Express Tribune. A statement issued by the Foreign Office confirmed that Fatemi and Ambassador Hale discussed 'prospective engagements' in the coming months with the new U.S administration. The two sides expressed the confidence that the moment built over the past years, would be taken to higher levels, the statement said. During the meeting, Fatemi also underscored the need to further deepen engagements between Pakistan and the United States, both in the economic and security realms. He expressed confidence that by continuing to work together, the two countries will be able to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism, in promoting peace and security in the region and in harnessing the potential for regional connectivity.(ANI)