Pakistan and US discuss to jointly resolve Afghanistan’s crisis

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Wednesday on the phone and discussed the need for continuous coordination with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to deal with the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

“Blinken and Zardari discussed coordination to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, regional stability, commercial and people-to-people ties, and the devastating effects of Putin’s unprovoked war on Ukraine on food security in Pakistan and worldwide,” the State Department said in a statement on July 6.

During the telephone conversations, the two sides also reaffirmed their mutual desire to further strengthen bilateral ties between Islamabad and Washington by expanding engagements in different sectors.

The foreign minister, while referring to 75 years of Pakistan-US relationship, stressed that the two sides must increase people-to-people and business-to-business contacts.

According to the ministry of foreign affairs, the two sides also agreed to look forward from frequent exchanging of high-level visits between the dignitaries of the two states.