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US open to working with Pakistan on regional, international issues

Washington views Pakistan as an important partner, says Ned Price

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday that Washington wished to work closely with the new government on various regional and international matters.

The latest statement by the US government comes as former prime minister Imran Khan had repeatedly blamed the US for conspiring with the joint opposition to oust him.

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During a regular press briefing, the US State Department spokesperson said that Pakistan was a crucial partner of the US government.

“We view Pakistan as an important stakeholder and important partner with whom we are engaging and have engaged as we work together to bring about an Afghanistan that is more stable, is more secure, is more prosperous, and importantly an Afghanistan that respects the basic and fundamental rights of its people, all of its people, including its minorities, its women, its girls,” he said.

Price also lauded the relationship between the two countries and vowed to continue working with the new government.

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“For almost 75 years, our relationship with Pakistan has been a vital one and we look forward to continuing that work with the new government in Pakistan across regional and international issues,” he said.

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