Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State visiting his Pakistani counterpart, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari discussed economic issues, food security, regional stability and the issue of Afghanistan.
The US Department of State releasing a statement expressed its regret regarding the recent floods in Pakistan, and added that $56.5 million will be donated to this country this year with additional $10 million for food security.
The statement referring to the 20-year presence of the US in Afghanistan said that the US will have its part for the future of this country.
“We continue to work closely on counterterrorism issues. We have a shared stake in Afghanistan’s future after two decades of war. We’ve had our differences; that’s no secret. But we share a common objective: a more stable, a more peaceful, and free future for all of Afghanistan and for those across the broader region. We’ll continue to work together toward that end as well as support the basic human rights of the Afghan people, especially women and girls,” the statement reads.
According to the statement Mr. Blinken added that the presence of female activists in the field of economy is necessary, and emphasized that empowering women and girls is achievable via their presence in the field of economy.