Pakistan wants economic partnerships, investment from US: Dr Moeed

NSA Moeed Yusuf urges Int’l Community to ensure provision of assistance to Afghans

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National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf has urged the international community to devise a system to ensure provision of assistance to Afghans before winter.

He was talking to a six-member US delegation headed by Congressman Gregory Meeks in Islamabad.

The National Security Advisor expressed deep concern over deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan as nearly sixty percent of Afghan population may face extreme level of hunger.

He said Afghanistan’s financial and banking system is in disarray.

Dr Moeed Yusuf said Pakistan, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has undergone a transformation and shifted its priorities from geopolitics to geo-economics.

He said Pakistan is focused to leverage its geo-economic position by partnering with the world under the economic security model.

He said Pakistan wants economic partnerships and investment from the United States. The National Security Advisor said that US companies doing successful business in Pakistan is in the best interest of both the countries.

He said Pakistan wanted economic partnerships and investment from the US, as the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan had undergone a transformation and shifted its priorities from geopolitics to geo-economics.

During the meeting, they discussed the situation in Afghanistan along with Pak-US bilateral ties.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Moeed Yusuf said, “Pakistan is focusing on leveraging its geo-economic position by partnering with the world under the economic security model.”

He further expressed that US companies doing successful business in Pakistan was in the best interest of both countries.

On the prevailing situation in Afghanistan, Dr Moeed expressed deep concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the war-torn country as nearly 60 per cent of the Afghan population feared starvation.

“The world needs to devise an effective system by which assistance can reach Afghan men, women and children before the severity of winter hits,” he said.

Dr Moeed Yusuf further said, “financial and banking system in Afghanistan is in disarray. The problem must be resolved quickly to avert the collapse of the system in the country.” The officials agreed to move in a positive direction in all areas of mutual interest.

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