Pak, US agree to align support for Afghan-led reconciliation

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Susan Rice, the US national security advisor, and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the Pakistani minister of interior, on Friday agreed on the need to align support for Afghan-led reconciliation efforts, the White House said.          
“They discussed ways to mutually support regional stability in the near term, highlighting the need to align support for Afghan-led reconciliation efforts and continue regular US-Pakistani engagement,” said Bernadette Meehan, Spokesperson of the National Security Council.
During the meeting at the White House, the two officials discussed way to mutually support regional stability in the near term and work together as partners against the threat of terrorism, she said.          
Rice commended the role played by Pakistan’s delegation, which Minister Khan led, at the White House-hosted Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. “They agreed to continue working together as partners against the threat of terrorism,” Meehan said.
Rice appreciated the sacrifices and commitment of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism and extremism, the Pak Embassy said in a statement. She commended the resolve of the leadership and people of Pakistan to deal with terrorism in a comprehensive manner. 
Rice assured the Interior Minister of the continued US support for Pakistan's efforts to eliminate terrorism, the statement said.
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