Washington DC: Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) Chairman House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee on Asia and Pacific invited Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry at the Capitol Hill for a wide-ranging discussion with Subcommittee members on Pakistan-US relations.
Subcommittee’s Ranking Member Rep. Brad Sherman and other Subcommittee members including Rep. Steve Chabot and Rep. Gerry Connolly also attended.
Ambassador Chaudhry briefed the Subcommittee on Pakistan’s CT efforts and highlighted successes achieved by Pakistan’s security forces in defeating terrorism. Describing ongoing campaign under Operation Rad-ul-Fasaad, He reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue the fight against terrorism.
While exchanging views with the Congressmen on regional security, Ambassador emphasized the importance of border management with Afghanistan, the return of Afghan refugees, political process for peace in Afghanistan and strong Pak-US security cooperation as fundamental steps towards enduring regional peace and stability. He drew Congressmen’s attention to the atrocities committed against innocent Kashmiris in occupied territory.
Members of House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ambassador Chaudhry also exchanged views on the need to enhance Pak-US economic engagement and further strengthen people to people contacts between the two countries.