US affirms support to Paks territorial integrity

October 1st, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington , Sept 1 (ANI): At the end of one-day strategic dialogue in Washington on Tuesday, the US State Department said that America supported Pakistan s territorial integrity.

The US affirmed its support for Pakistan s sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity, the joint statement issued by the US State Department said after the one-day strategic dialogue between Pakistan and the US .

At the meeting, both the sides affirmed their strong commitment to a wide-ranging, substantive, and long-term strategic partnership, based on shared values and a common effort to promote enduring peace, security, stability, freedom, and prosperity of Pakistan and of the region.

The US said it would give anti-terror training and combat to Pakistan . The US is dedicated to providing Pakistan with the training and equipment it needs to fight terrorism, including support to enhance Pakistan s counterinsurgency and counterterrorism capabilities and increased co-operation with Pakistani security forces, said the State Department statement.

The two sides also discussed how to enhance their bilateral co-operation and to make the strategic dialogue more effective and productive. They renewed their intention to work together to combat the threat of terrorism and violent extremism by expanding security co-operation. They also vowed to work together to develop and modernise FATA.

On the occasion, Pakistan expressed its appreciation for the new Friends of Pakistan initiative, which will help the country face challenges in the years ahead. (ANI)

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