Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has met his American counterpart Jake Sullivan amidst increasing Taliban violence in Afghanistan. This meeting is also being considered important because for the last few months, relations between the US and Pakistan were being seen to be sour. It is believed that Imran Khan had sent his most special and trusted Moeed Yusuf to Washington to remove this sourness. Moeed Youssef and Jake Sullivan also met in Geneva earlier in March.
Hours later, both sides disclosed the meeting
Pakistani NSA Moeed Yousuf and his American counterpart Jake Sullivan formally announced their meeting several hours later. Joseph said in his tweet, “Had a positive followup meeting with NSA Jake Sullivan in Washington today. took stock of the progress made since our Geneva meeting and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Yousuf also said that both sides agreed to maintain the momentum in Pakistan-US bilateral cooperation.
Pakistani NSA hides discussion on Taliban
The Pakistani NSA did not mention Afghanistan among the issues discussed in the meeting, but Sullivan devoted half of his tweet to the Afghan issue. He said that I met Pakistan’s NSA today to consult on regional connectivity and security and other areas of mutual cooperation. We discussed the urgent need for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan and a negotiated political solution to the conflict.
Pakistan wants to get financial aid from America again
Pakistan is living life in failure these days. His economy was already in bad shape, the corona epidemic made up the rest. That’s why Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Mueed Yusuf has met with Jake Sullivan about efforts to make significant changes in relations with the US. In this high-level meeting, Pakistani and US NSAs have had extensive talks on bilateral, regional and global issues.
Trump stopped financial aid to Pakistan in 2018
As far as relations with the US are concerned, Pakistan is making a significant change in its stand. However, there is no guarantee that the US will resume economic aid to Pakistan. Former US President Donald Trump suspended all security cooperation with Pakistan in January 2018, saying he was not satisfied with Islamabad’s cooperation and its role in the fight against terrorism.
US wants to use Pakistan in Afghanistan
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who recently visited India, said in a conversation with our partner publication The Times of India that Pakistan has a significant influence on the Taliban and the United States wants Islamabad to play that role. Pakistan has an important role in using its influence with the Taliban to ensure that the Taliban do not try to take the country by force. It has an effect and it also has a role. We hope Pakistan will play it.