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Aziz asks US not to create strategic imbalance in South Asia by helping India

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has impressed upon the United States not to contribute to a strategic imbalance in South Asia, by helping India.

He was addressing members of the Council on Foreign Relations on “Prospects of Pakistan-US Relations,” in Washington.

The Advisor expressed satisfaction over the Strategic Dialogue process between Pakistan and the United States.

Sartaj Aziz assured that Pakistan would provide the necessary support for an Afghan owned and Afghan led peace initiative in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, talking to stat-run TV, US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale has said, Pak-US strategic dialogues are an opportunity to build a strong bilateral relationship.

He said the relationship could be described as strong, broad and enduring as both the sides are benefitting from it.

He said the revival of democracy, war against terrorism and economic reforms are making Pakistan a competitive country.

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To a question, he said, the United States is working on strategies to ensure the provision of services such as energy, education, health care and security to an average Pakistani.

He said the Pak-US relationship is not only based on security and counter-terrorism but also on a societal level with the wide range of developmental and economical fields.

He said Pakistan and the US are two sovereign countries that strived to work together in a positive direction.

He said Pakistan had huge potential for economic growth.

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