Sharif assures Biden, says will work with US on global peace and regional security


Islamabad: PakistanPrime Minister Shahbaz Sharif assured the US President Joe Biden Sunday said his country looks forward to working with the United States “on shared goals of international peace and regional security.”
Sharif was responding to Biden's letter on Friday, in which Sharif, in a departure from his earlier stance of not engaging with Pakistani leaders, expressed Washington's support to Islamabad to deal with the “most serious global and regional challenges”. Gave assurance. Biden's letter suggested that the US government is still ready to work with Pakistan's new government amid allegations of election fraud. In the letter, Biden did not congratulate Sharif on assuming office or winning the election.
Interestingly, the US President did not speak to jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan when he assumed office in January 2021.
Responding to Biden's letter, Sharif said Pakistan is keen to work with the US towards the common goal of global peace and security and development and prosperity of the region, according to the PM's office.
Pakistan attaches “significant importance” to its relations with the US, he said, adding that the two countries are jointly working on important initiatives with regard to energy, climate change, agriculture, health and education sectors.
Shahbaz welcomed cooperation in the energy sector between the two countries and the Green Alliance Framework initiative.
In his letter, the US President specifically mentioned the Green Alliance initiative, saying that his administration will continue to work with Pakistan for environmental improvements. Biden also talked about sustainable agricultural development, water management and recovery from the devastating effects of floods in Pakistan by 2022.
Pakistan appears to be no longer a priority for the US after its withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, but according to observers, the South Asian nation still remains important to Washington. regional security and counter-terrorism efforts.

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