US seeks close ties on human rights, Afghan refugees

WASHINGTON, 19 June 2022, (TON): US Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya has said “Washington is looking forward to a close partnership with Pakistan on human rights and support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees.”

At a State Department news briefing, spokesperson Ned Price expanded the horizon of this partnership, adding “Washington was looking to advance that partnership in a manner that serves our interest and our mutual interests as well.”

Ms Zeya, who looks after civilian security, democracy, and human rights at the State Department, expressed these views at a meeting with Pakistan’s Ambassador Masood Khan.

She said in a tweet “she had constructive conversation with Ambassador Khan to discuss human rights and Pakistan’s critical support for Afghan relocation efforts and refugees.”

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