Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said Pakistan took the decision of reopening the NATO supply routes in the interests of regional peace, stability and in national interests.
Ashraf said Pakistan is ready to facilitate the transition process in Afghanistan as a responsible member of the international community, and as a neighbour who stands to directly benefit depending upon how situation unfolds in that country, reports The Dawn.
Ashraf expressed these views while speaking to outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, who paid a farewell call on him at the PM House.
Ashraf said Pakistan supports the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive peace and reconciliation process and extended its unstinting support to international efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Despite our own economic constraints, the government has announced financial assistance for Afghanistan to the tune of 20 million dollars, he added.
He said that despite recent challenges in the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the U.S., it was a matter of satisfaction that things were back on track.
We need to look ahead and move forward in building durable and mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries and their peoples based on mutual respect and mutual interest, he added.
Ashraf said Pakistan looked forward to more U.S. cooperation in the fields of energy generation, infrastructure development, water management, agriculture and human development. (ANI)