ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Antony Blanken recently engaged in a significant telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of Pakistan, focusing on vital matters pertaining to the nation’s economy and Afghanistan.
The discussion reflected the mutual determination to maintain a constructive partnership in Pakistan-US relations, as stated by the spokesperson of the US Foreign Office.
During the call, Antony Blanken empathized with the people of Pakistan, acknowledging their hardships caused by terrorism, and affirmed continued cooperation with the country in counter-terrorism efforts. Moreover, the two foreign ministers also delved into the implications of Russia’s war against Ukraine on Afghanistan’s peaceful and stable environment.
In a statement released on social media, Antony Blanken expressed positivity about the conversation with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, where they addressed the restoration of Pakistan’s economy and the regional situation, with a specific focus on Afghanistan. The United States affirmed its support for fostering positive, democratic, and constructive relations with Pakistan.
According to Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Spokesperson of the Pakistani Foreign Office, the telephone call between Antony Blanken and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari underscored their commitment to maintaining constructive relations for promoting peace, security, and development in the region.