Esper reaffirms long-term, mutual beneficial security partnership with Pakistan

Esper reaffirms long-term, mutual beneficial security partnership with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: United States Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T Esper reaffirmed long-term, mutually helpful security partnership with Pakistan in a cellphone name to Chief of Military Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa late Thursday.

In accordance with a press launch, Esper reaffirmed US Defence Division’s “dedication to a long-term, mutually helpful safety partnership with the federal government of Pakistan”.

“Secretary Esper expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s assist to the Afghanistan reconciliation course of following February 29, 2020, US-Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Joint Declaration and signing of the US-Taliban Settlement,” it added.

Esper additionally welcomed continued shut cooperation with Pakistan sooner or later.

Hours after the cellphone name, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells introduced USAID price $1 million to assist Pakistan fight the lethal virus.

“The US-Pakistan authorities partnership helps struggle the COVID-19. The US authorities is responding to COVID-19 in Pakistan with an preliminary $1 million in USAID funding to bolster monitoring & fast response,” she wrote.

Wells emphasised that the 2 nations are longstanding companions in tackling international health challenges. “There are 100+ current Pakistani graduates of US Facilities for Illness Management & Prevention’s epidemiology lab coaching on the bottom investigating COVID-19 instances in Gilgit Baltistan and Punjab proper now.”

The lethal pneumonia-like virus has claimed over 9,000 lives and contaminated over 200,000 individuals worldwide. In Pakistan, the COVID-19 tally of confirmed instances topped 450 late Thursday with Punjab and Balochistan reporting new instances.

The nation noticed its third coronavirus loss of life on Friday with a affected person passing away in Karachi.

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