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December 6, 2016

Pakistan looks for better ties with Trump admin: Tareq Fatemi

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is looking forward to working closely with the Trump administration, PM’s Special Assistant Tareq Fatemi told US media in a briefing today.

Tareq Fatemi, who is in Washington to meet the team of President-elect Donald Trump and explore opportunities to strengthen Pak-US ties.

Talking to the journalists, Fatemi said, the Trump administration will provide Pakistan a “fresh opportunity to burnish its credentials” with Washington, despite the president-elect’s sharp comments on Islamic extremism on the campaign trail.

The stance being taken by Trump and his national security adviser nominee, former Gen. Mike Flynn, on the need to confront “radical Islamic terrorism” will not interfere with the “confluence of interests” and mutual goals of the United States and Pakistan, he added.

Fatemi, reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment for peace and said his country can play significant role in promoting peace not only in Afghanistan but in the entire region.

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