Pak-US ties to be reviewed after Nato withdrawal: Sartaj
27 December, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top security adviser said Thursday that his country would review relations with the United States after the withdrawal of Nato-led coalition forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security Sartaj Aziz, while addressing a seminar in Islamabad, said that uncertain situation in Afghanistan is a great challenge but Pakistan is committed to working sincerely to bring peace to that country which is vital for overall progress of the region.
He said that Pakistan had no favorite in Afghan presidential elections to be held in April next year.He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to check uncontrolled movement on their border and nobody will be allowed to travel between the two countries without valid papers.
Aziz said that the government was engaged in devising a comprehensive national security policy to ensure friendly relations with neighboring countries. "The government gives top priority to improving relations with India and positive developments took place in this regard during the last few months as a result of efforts made by the incumbent government," he added.
Aziz said Pakistan's foreign policy is now focusing on promoting trade and economic relations with other countries, adding that under this policy the government is working round the clock to promote trade relations with European Union, Middle East and Russia.
Aziz said Pakistan's control and command system for the security of its nuclear assets is strong and reliable.