ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 09th Dec, 2016 ) : The leadership of U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee has acknowledged Pakistan's role in promoting peace and security in the region and expressed the desire to strengthen bilateral ties. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in a meeting with Chairman Senator Bob Corker and Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin at the Capitol Hill, Washington, thanked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for its support and assistance to Pakistan.
According to a Foreign Office statement issued here, Fatemi also appreciated the role of the US Congress in authorizing the critical counter-terrorism assistance that helped Pakistan in eradicating the terrorist networks operating from FATA and promoting peace and stability in the region. He briefed the leadership of U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the Indian hostility at Line of Control.
The SAPM also apprised the Senators on the increasing negative implications for prospects of peace in South Asia because of Indian hostility and belligerence. He briefed the Senators on how Pakistan had turned the page by focusing on improving economy and security in the country during the last three years. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee oversees the US foreign policy priorities across the globe and also authorizes the US economic and humanitarian assistance for partner countries.