New Delhi: After meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, United States National Security Advisor Lieutenant General HR McMaster on Tuesday met his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the reports of PTI, McMaster and Doval held detailed discussions on Indo-US relations especially the security aspect of the ties. Also Read - Nawaz Sharif's Passport Will Be Cancelled On February 16, Says Pakistan Minister
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and some other officials were also present at the meeting that took place at the prime minister’s residence. Also Read - 'Even Jemima Goldsmith'? Pakistan PM Imran Khan Unfollows Everyone on Twitter, Netizens Are Left Guessing!
Earlier on Monday, the United States NSA had discussed bilateral ties, Afghan situation and rising tensions between Indo-Pakistan with Nawaz Sharif. He also met Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad
As per the reports of leading news agency ANI, Aziz had briefed McMaster on the policies being pursued by the Pakistan government that have resulted in improved security environment and economic turnaround in the country. Leading Pak daily, The Dawn quoted Aziz, as saying,”Pakistan remains determined to continue its fight as part of the National Action Plan until terrorism is completely eliminated from the country.”
Sartaj Aziz reportedly stressed the importance of effective border management to achieve sustainable peace in the region. He also expressed Pak’s concern over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and asserted that they are committed to work with the the international community to support peace efforts in Afghanistan.
Reports in ANI claimed that Lt. Gen. McMaster thanked Aziz and acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices in combating extremism and terrorism. He renewed the commitment of the new administration to work closely with Pakistan in strengthening mutually beneficial relations and towards the shared objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
(With inputs from agencies)