Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that India , not the menace of terrorism is not biggest threat to Pakistan’s security since New Delhi is increasing strategic and conventional imbalance in the South Asian region.
Addressing at a ceremony in Washington, Aziz went on to say, “Terrorism is an internal matter of Pakistan and it would be soon resolved. Terrorism was a shared threat to Pakistan and Afghanistan and the two countries were taking steps to eradicate it.”
He said that Pakistan has strongly rejected the American demand to cut short the nuclear stockpile of Pakistan as it considers India a serious threat.
Aziz had led Pakistani delegation while Secretary of State John Kerry the United States, where they reaffirmed their shared commitment to expand and deepen bilateral trade, investment and environmental cooperation.
Both sides agreed that a strong, prosperous, and democratic Pakistan is an essential partner for the United States in advancing these shared goals.
The two sides reaffirmed the importance of the Strategic Dialogue, which provides vision and direction for this bilateral partnership.
They also agreed that the modernization of Pakistan’s economy through better technology, improved business climate and opportunities for women will drive the country’s economic growth.
Sartaj Aziz reiterated Premier Nawaz Sharif’s commitment to expanding opportunities for girls.