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WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that the United States is willing to provide funds to Pakistan in order to to fend off threats from across the Afghan border.
Talking to newsmen, he said that two influential senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bob Menendez of New Jersey, informed him that they had been given “funding in the 2023 budget to help us with border security” during his visit to the US Congress last week.
Senator Menendez chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations while Senator Graham, a senior Republican, heads the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Mr Bhutto-Zardari said, while emphasising the strong standing of the two lawmakers.
Responding to a question about the US offer of help to improve relations with India, he said: “They never brought up India other than in public statements.”