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Pakistan-US ties renewal under way: Minister

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Shah Mehmood has said that the renewal of ties between and were under way and that the two countries would be increasing their engagement in the coming days.

"There are indications of opening up. We must remember that the bilateral ties had come to an impasse," he told the media on Tuesday at the

The was responding to questions about visiting US Principal for the and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells, reports Dawn news.

Wells met and held delegation-level talks at the Foreign Office, which were also attended by officials from the ministries of interior and defence.

said the inter-ministerial session went well and Wells informed the Pakistani side that senior US officials would be visiting for talks on promoting trade and

The Foreign Office, meanwhile, in a statement said that the two sides during the meeting took stock of the understanding reached between and to rebuild the relationship based on mutual trust and respect, Dawn news said.

The Pakistani side, it said, emphasised the need to diversify the relationship with particular focus on enhanced economic and trade cooperation and people to people contacts.

"The two sides agreed to continue efforts to promote the shared objectives of peace and stability in the region and diversify bilateral relationship," it added.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 09:38 IST
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