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Pakistan to closely engage with US on new Afghan strategy: FO

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 2 , IRNA -- Pakistan on Wednesday said it would closely engage with United States in understanding the full importance of its new strategy on Afghanistan and to ensure that there would be no adverse fallout on Pakistan.

"There is certainly a need for clarity and coordination on all aspects of the implementation of this strategy," the Foreign Office said in a statement issued here.

The statement said Pakistan and the United States need to closely coordinate their efforts to achieve shared objectives.

The Foreign Office said Pakistan has taken careful note of the important announcement by President Obama of the US-Afghanistan strategy.

"Pakistan is committed to uprooting terrorism from our region and in advancing the cause of peace and stability in Afghanistan," it said.

The Foreign Office said President Obama correctly mentioned that the struggle against violent extremism extends well beyond the region.

"We welcome President Obama's reaffirmation of partnership between the two countries built on a foundation of mutual interest, mutual respect and mutual trust and also the United States' strong support for Pakistan's security and prosperity," it said.

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