$$$23112015 ISB -02- National
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said that a close and strategic partnership between Pakistan and the United States (US) is imperative in view of regional and international issues.
He was talking to the US Ambassador-designate to Pakistan David Hale who called on him here on Monday. He expressed hope that historic relationship between the two countries would continue to strengthen in future during the tenure of new US Ambassador.
Fatemi recalled Prime Minister’s recent visit to the US and said the two sides have agreed to strengthen their relations in the fields of defence, security, energy, trade, economy and education.
On this occasion, the new US Ambassador also expressed confidence that Pakistan-US relations would continue to follow a positive trajectory in the coming days.