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President Biden’s letter affirms Pak-US alliance for regional peace


Islamabad, 31 March 2024 (TDI): In a notable departure from tradition, US President Joe Biden has penned a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, marking the first official communication between the two leaders.

The letter underscores Biden’s willingness to collaborate and begin a new era of cooperation for regional peace and counter-terrorism efforts.

President Biden’s Outreach

Breaking from his predecessors’ practices, President Biden has reached out directly to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, signaling a shift in US-Pakistan relations.

While previous administrations maintained a certain distance, Biden’s letter extends a hand of cooperation.

Emphasizing shared interests in addressing pressing global and regional challenges, particularly terrorism.

Shared Vision

In his correspondence, President Biden highlighted the enduring partnership between the United States and Pakistan, emphasizing its critical role in ensuring global security.

The letter underscores a commitment to collaborative efforts aimed at fostering health, security, economic growth, and education accessibility for all citizens.

Moreover, through initiatives like the US-Pakistan Green Alliance framework, the two nations are poised to strengthen climate resilience and support sustainable development projects.

Despite shifts in global priorities following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to working with Pakistan on counter-terrorism efforts.

Further, recognizes Pakistan’s regional significance in combating terrorism.

Moreover, the United States remains committed to working with Pakistan to protect human rights and promote progress,” President Biden’s

Additionally, the Biden administration is keen on maintaining a cooperative relationship with the new government in Islamabad.

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President Biden’s outreach to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif comes amidst a backdrop of political transition and internal debates within Pakistan.

Despite concerns over allegations of electoral irregularities, the Biden administration remains steadfast in its commitment to engaging with Pakistan’s leadership.

As the Biden administration seeks to forge stronger ties with Pakistan, it acknowledges the complexities of the political landscape.

While differences may exist, the shared goal of enhancing security and stability in the region remains paramount.

President Biden’s historic letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, underscored the evolving dynamics of US-Pakistan relations.

The writer is a dedicated graduate student pursuing an MPhil in DSS from NDU Islamabad.

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