WASHINGTON, OCT 12 (Online): The US state department has said US and Pakistan have common interests in several matters.
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price in his regular news briefing in Washington said there is a democratically elected government in Pakistan..
Responding to a query, Ned Price said Pakistan has a civilian government which is the primary interlocutor between both countries.
The US State Department spokesperson said the US and Pakistan continue to cooperate in various fields, including security and the economy.
“We value our longstanding cooperation with Pakistan. There are a number of areas where our interests are aligned,”
Rejecting the rumors on misuse of financial aid for flood affectees the US spokesperson said US keeps a watchful eye on the aid sent to the calamities affected areas. Wherever human interest is put at stake not only in Pakistan but also any where in the world we take this thing very seriously that how US tax payers money is being utilized therein. US government sends inspection teams TO such areas to monitor the situation This has been done in Pakistan as well where a team has visited 10 flood hit areas in Balochistan last month.
To a question he said deputy secretary of state Wendy R Sherman met Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa last week in Washington. . There are several such sectors where our interests are interconnected.
“The stability and future of Afghanistan and the Afghan people and security challenges in the region are always on the agenda when we have high-level engagements with our Pakistani counterparts. We meet and speak with them regularly on a range of issues,” he said.
The two countries constantly discuss issues, including the security situation and challenges in the region, he said