The new government in Pakistan wishes to constructively and positively engage with the United States to promote shared goals of peace, security and development in the region.

The Government of Pakistan, in a statement said that we look forward to deepening this important relationship on the principles of equality, mutual interest and mutual benefit.

It said we have noted the comments made by the White House on assumption of office by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. It said we welcome US reaffirmation of long-standing ties with Pakistan.