ISLAMABAD: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells met Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Adviser for Commerce, Textile, Industry, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, a private TV channel reported on Monday.
Met the U.S, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Ms. Alice Wells. The U.S is eager to increase the trade potential between our two nations. Ms. Wells is of the opinion that agriculture is one sector where immediate progress can be made. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/EcUw9okeRr
— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) January 20, 2020
They discussed cooperation in the agriculture sector and other matters of mutual interest. Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Sunday for a four-day visit.
The visit is part of her 10-day tour of the region, during which she has already been to Sri Lanka and India before her arrival in Pakistan. In Islamabad, she will meet senior Pakistani government officials and members of civil society to discuss issues of bilateral and regional concerns, including Afghanistan and the Middle East tensions.
Wells’ visit to Pakistan comes on the heels of Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s visit to United States where he met with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. On his trip, the foreign minister also exchanged views with US lawmakers on Pakistan-US bilateral relations and important regional matters of mutual interest, including Afghanistan peace process and Kashmir issue.