Washington DC, 29 September 2022 (TDI): Senator Robert Menendez, the head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Washington DC.

The Foreign Minister thanked the US for help with flood relief and said that due to the disaster’s scale, persistent and long-term cooperation was required.

He discussed the damage caused by flooding with Chairman Menendez. In this vein, he emphasized that the situation had economic, humanitarian, health, and food security components.

Foreign Minister Bilawal asked Chairman Menendez to take the initiative personally in rallying the American Congress, which had previously supported the people of Pakistan in the past during similar natural calamities.

The flood catastrophe, according to him has given Pakistan a chance to rebuild its infrastructure in a more superior, environmentally friendly, and durable manner.

Pakistan sees the US government and commercial sector as crucial partners in this endeavor given the significant investment that would be needed.

In light of the destruction caused by the floods, Chairman Menendez sent his regrets and sympathies to the people and government of Pakistan.

He pledged his support for Pakistan’s ability to overcome this obstacle. The 75th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the US, according to him, is a significant turning point.

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Working together, both nations had accomplished a great deal. Chairman Menendez commended the Pakistani diaspora’s contribution to improving US-Pakistan relations.

He underscored the value of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting with the Foreign Minister on a regular basis.

In addition, both parties spoke about the region’s peace and stability, particularly Afghanistan, Indian repression in IIOJK, and its illegitimate acts on August 5, 2019.