Washington (Web Desk): Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said Islamabad has had “a consistent back and forth of engagement with the United States (US)” and the itinerary of these engagements has been “far more comprehensive” than in the past.
Speaking in Washington at the Atlantic Council - a US-based international affairs think tank, Bilawal said that “we know what great, great things we have managed to achieve together when Pakistan and the US have worked together and we know where we have faltered when we have been unable to cooperate or create that consensus”.
“We know what great, great things we’ve managed to achieve together when Pakistan and the United States have worked together.”— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) December 20, 2022
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“What I am happy to report is that over the last seven to eight months that I have been the foreign minister of Pakistan, we have had a consistent back and forth of engagement with the US and at various levels,” FM Bilawal added.
Responding to questions, Bilawal said that “the story for Pakistan 10 to 20 years down the line is one of opportunity” as he urged “everyone to get it now while you still can when everyone doesn't see that opportunity so you can maximise your benefit later”.
Speaking candidly, the FM admitted however that when he brought up the issue of investing in Pakistan’s future in conversations, “they are over it”.