Moeed Yusuf went to Geneva with a ‘roadmap’, expressing Pakistan’s desire to enhance security cooperation and relations with the US beyond Afghanistan.
NSA Doctor Moeed Yusuf of Pakistan.
Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf Meets US NSA Jake Sullivan: Seeking ‘significant changes’ in relations with the US, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf gave his US counterpart Jack Sullivan a framework to expand bilateral relations not on security and defense but on the basis of economy and trade. Introduced. This information has been given on Wednesday in a news in the media (Pakistan Presents Blueprint of Relations with US). Yusuf, who became National Security Advisor (NSA) this month, met Sullivan in Geneva on Sunday.
For the first time in an in-person high-level meeting, the Pakistani and US NSA held extensive talks on bilateral, regional and global issues (Moeed Yusuf Meets Jake Sullivan). Breaking the preceding trend, Yusuf, while presenting the Pakistani plan, emphasized on increasing bilateral cooperation with the US on the basis of economy, trade and business, not on security and defense with the US. Sources associated with the case told The Express Tribune that as far as relations with the US are concerned, Pakistan is making ‘significant changes’ in its stand.
What happened during Trump’s tenure?
Former US President Donald Trump suspended all security cooperation with Pakistan in January 2018, saying that he was not satisfied with Islamabad’s cooperation and its role in the fight against terrorism. The news said that Prime Minister Imran Khan formed a top committee in March to formulate a new strategy on relations with the US under the administration of President Joe Biden.
Yusuf went to Geneva with an ‘outline’
The report said that sources said that Yusuf went to Geneva with a ‘framework’, expressing Pakistan’s desire to increase security cooperation and relations with the US beyond Afghanistan. However, it is not yet clear whether the Biden administration approves this framework given its strategic priorities and close ties with India. At the same time, the close relationship between Pakistan and China can also prevent the US from increasing cooperation with Pakistan. According to reports, in the meantime, sources said that Yusuf may visit Washington immediately after meeting his American counterpart.
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