facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pakistan to resume ties with U.S.

Jan. 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan has moved to renew its relationship with the United States, an official said Thursday.

"We are looking forward to re-engaging with the U.S. on issues of mutual interest and importance," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said.

Basit said both sides were looking to move past the November U.S.-led NATO attack in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were mistakenly killed, Dawn News reported.

The incident led to a review of Pakistan's terms of engagement with the United States by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

The committee submitted 35 recommendations to the Parliament in favor of renewing the "important" relationship based on "mutual respect and mutual interest."

Speaking about the PCNS recommendations, Basit said, "We'll lead to a positive outcome for both sides."

Basit added Pakistan desired a more stable relationship with the United States.

"We want relationship that is free from ups and downs of a roller coaster ride," he said.

Topics: Abdul Basit, NATO
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
2
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles
5
Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback