US envoy meets MQM leaders in Karachi

May 9th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, May 9 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W.Patterson, met with the MQM leadership in Azizabad here on Friday and expressed Washington’s resolve to “interact and consult with all democratic forces” of the country.
“The United States is committed to cooperate with the newly installed elected government on a wide range of issues that are important to both countries,” Ambassador Patterson told the MQM leadership at the Khurshid Memorial Hall.
Patterson and the U.S. Consul General were received by MQM’s parliamentary leader and MNA Dr. Farooq Sattar and other prominent MQM leaders.
According to The News, Patterson reiterated Washington’s full support for the success of the ongoing political process in Pakistan and the US resolve to “encourage Pakistan’s continued democratic development.”
She also described Karachi as one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and a key trading hub in the global economy.
She emphasized the importance of security and the continuing political reconciliation among all political elements in the city. (ANI)

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