|Nato deal opened door to many other issues: Sherry Rehman|
06 July 2012
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to US, Sherry Rehman has said that Pakistan and the US are set to resume broader talks on security cooperation, militant threats, aid and other issues in the wake of an agreement to reopen supply routes into Afghanistan.
“I certainly think it opened the door to many other issues,” Reuters quoted Rehman as saying.
“There’s a long road ahead, but both sides can use this opportunity to build a path to durable ties,” she added.
“We’re a very hospitable people but we don’t like being taken for granted – that was the public sentiment,” she said, stressing why the apology was so vital.
Rehman said that most of al Qaeda has been decimated with Pakistani cooperation, and that Islamabad would go after foreign fighters linked to other militants according to “Pakistan’s priorities” and time frame.
The immediate military priority was combating insurgents who target Pakistani security forces and civilians, she said.
Rehman said Pakistan stood to pay a high price if the NATO project in Afghanistan does not produce a stable country, in part because instability is likely to spill over the two countries’ porous border.
“For Pakistan, the stakes in Afghan stability are very high,” Rehman said.
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