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Pak-US relations moving towards right direction: Bilawal Bhutto

Bilawal said the world should not repeat past mistakes in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that relations between Pakistan and the United States are improving as a result of more engagement on both sides and the development of more comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

During his visit to New York, he spoke with the American television news program PBS Newshour, saying, “I believe we are now heading in a positive direction, with increased engagement on both sides.”

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According to him, both nations were collaborating on issues like climate change, health care, business, and economic opportunity, particularly for women.

In response to a query, the foreign minister stated that Pakistan and China have a long history of interaction and cooperation, particularly on the economic front.

He stated that we also have a long history that goes back to the 1950s with the United States. And throughout history, the United States and Pakistan have collaborated, and I firmly think that every time we did, we succeeded in doing so.

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“Each time a gap has grown between us, our relationship has deteriorated.” He declared that Pakistan’s engagement with both China and the US was “absolutely possible.”

He stated that in regards to Russia “Although we don’t seek for or receive any discounted energy, we do have to deal with inflation, pump costs, and a very challenging economic scenario.”

According to him, Pakistan is looking into several options to increase the sources from which it can obtain energy, and any energy it receives from Russia will take a while to develop.

The foreign minister responded, “He wouldn’t win,” when asked if Imran Khan would triumph in the early polls.

He told the interviewers that Pakistan had been pushing for international involvement in Afghanistan because “we shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of the past.”

Separately, Pakistan stated on Thursday that the Group of 77 and China must take the lead in advocating the systemic and structural adjustments required to restore sustainable global growth as the poor countries worked to recover from numerous crises.

In his opening remarks, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is also the host of the G-77 and China Ministerial Conference, urged the group to introduce equity in international economic relations and put developing economies back on a path that will enable them to achieve the SDGs and environmental goals.

Additionally, according to Bilawal, Pakistan is not chasing or obtaining any energy at a concession from Russia.

Last week, Russia decided to offer Pakistan discounted crude oil, petrol, and diesel, according to State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik.

He stated that specific terms and conditions of the discounted oil commodities will be decided upon during the upcoming visit of the Russian energy minister to Islamabad by mid-January, but that prices would be on par with or even lower than those being offered to other nations.


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