Haqqani urges US to work together with Pakistan to root out terrorism

January 16th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan.16 (ANI): Sensing a change of policies with Barak Obama taking over the reigns of government, Pakistan has urged the United States to work together with it to root out the world-wide menace of terrorism.
Pakistans ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani has said that the US can not fight terrorism alone, and it should work with Pakistan to thwart the problem of terrorism, militarily, politically and through economic means.
Addressing a gathering of students and faculty members at the University of District of Columbia, Haqqani urged the international community to co-operate with Pakistan for its economic development.
He said that the world has great hopes from the incoming Obama administration, which needs to be reflected in the future US policies.
Haqqani asked the international community to help Pakistan overcome the enormous challenges which it is facing due to its transition from dictatorship to democracy.
He also underlined that Pakistan, despite having rich textile resources is not able to market its product in the world textile market.
We are one of the largest producers of cotton and yet we are not able to freely export our textiles to the United States as market access remains limited. It is important that the new administration expand market access for textile exports from Pakistan as allowing greater market access to Pakistani products will be very important for future Pak-US relations, The News quoted Haqqani, as saying.
Haqqani emphasized that the strategic location of Pakistan on the world map can open new trade doors for the western world with the resource rich eastern countries.
Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in the world. It is a nuclear power and its strategic location is such that it can provide a link for the world with the Middle East, Central and West Asia and South Asia he added. (ANI)

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