US State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino on Tuesday(March 26) said that the United States wants to see a prosperous Pakistan that contributes positively towards regional stability and security.
“Nuclear proliferation is a … one of the very first national security concerns articulated in our National Security Strategy. It’s at the very top of the list. So that absolutely remains something that this administration thinks about often, because the level of – the level, the impact, of what could happen is simply so great. So that remains at the very top of our national security considerations”.
“As far as Pakistan itself, the Secretary has also emphasized that – the need to deliver outcomes and to build confidence and trust between our two nations, and we do want to see a prosperous Pakistan that contributes positively towards regional stability and security. And I’ll stop there,” Palladino said.
Answering another question on Pakistan’s role in the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, he said “Pakistan could play an important role in bringing about a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, and something that we’re thankful for,” he said.
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16 June, 2019