US announces $10m for Pakistan’s food security assistance

WASHINGTON: United States on Monday announced another $10 million to Pakistan for food security assistance.

After a meeting with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Secretary Blinken said “We talked on variety of topics, and we are committed to do much more to promote commerce.”

“We are convinced that the relationship [between the two countries] is robust and will only get stronger.” He added.

Mr. Blinken also discussed managing a responsible relationship with India at the discussion. “Our colleagues also discussed China, and we also critically discussed expanding our connections,” he said.

Mr. Blinken added: “We are meeting while Pakistan’s one-third [region] is under water.” during the conference. We are motivated and feel a sense of urgency. We are planning to reestablish [bilateral ties].

He added that the two nations had collaborated on counterterrorism efforts, shared goals for Afghanistan, and efforts to address shared dangers.

According to Secretary Blinken, “This is a resilient alliance, capable of overcoming all adversities.”

FM arrived in Washington on Sunday night with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar.

With US direct investment increasing by 50% over the past year, the United States is both one of Pakistan’s greatest sources of international investment and its largest export market. In 2021, bilateral commerce between the US and Pakistan was around $9 billion.

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