- US diplomat says regardless of no telephone name however PM Imran Khan and US President Joe Biden, each administrations “in regular contact”.
- US-Pakistan relations are based mostly on “mutual respect” and the 2 nations have an “old friendship”, he says.
- “No demand” and “no request” to be used of army bases and “this has been made clear”.
LONDON: The US’ spokesperson for the Workplace of Worldwide Media Engagement Zed Tarar has mentioned that no phone name from President Joe Biden to Prime Minister Imran Khan in over six months doesn’t imply that US-Pakistan relations aren’t functioning effectively.
“The officials of the two administrations are in regular contact with each other and cooperating at various levels, as normal. I don’t want to go into the logistics of the telephone call matter. Only a few days ago, the US gave three million vaccine doses to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture,” Zed Tarar mentioned, throughout an interplay with Pakistani media.
The diplomat mentioned that US-Pakistan relations are based mostly on “mutual respect” and the 2 nations have an “old friendship”. He mentioned that it’s actions that talk and that’s mirrored within the relations between the 2 nations.
When requested if the US had requested Pakistan for the usage of army bases, the diplomat mentioned that there was “no demand” and “no request” and “this has been made clear”.
When requested by Geo Information why the US had left Afghanistan in a rush, forsaking a chaotic and civil war-like state of affairs, the American diplomat mentioned that “it’s now time that the Afghan people decide the future of Afghanistan”.
He mentioned: “Withdrawing from Afghanistan doesn’t imply that the US has deserted Afghanistan. Because of this the US needs a secure and peaceable Afghanistan the place there isn’t a use of drive and use of weapons.
“Our assistance to the people of Afghanistan will remain there and President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have said that it is not in the interest of anyone if there is violence and civil war in the country.
“Antony Blinken has mentioned that Pakistan and China and different regional nations don’t desire a civil battle in Afghanistan.”
Zed Tarar is a fluent speaker of Urdu. His dad and mom are initially from Lahore. After preliminary training in Lahore, he moved along with his dad and mom to Boston.
He has served in a number of nations earlier than being appointed on the US Embassy London Regional Media Hub.