Pakistan and the United States have emphasised the need to strengthen bilateral relations in diverse areas through frequent exchanges on issues of mutual interest.

According to press release issued by Pakistani embassy in Washington, the resolve was expressed during a meeting between Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, and US Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Uzra Zeya.

Later in a tweet, the US Under-Secretary said that she had a constructive conversation with Pakistani Ambassador particularly on human rights and Pakistan’s support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees. She also commended Pakistan for offering dignity and safety to Afghan refugees for over forty years.

On that occasion, Ambassador Masood Khan reciprocated the sentiment, saying that two sides would work to promote Pak-US dialogue and cooperation to forge closer ties.

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