Great Potential to Deepen U.S.-Pakistani Relations

By Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has been Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States since March. He previously served as Pakistan’s foreign secretary, from December 2013 to March 2017. He has also served as additional foreign secretary for UN and disarmament affairs, and director general for relations with South Asian countries.

As the Trump Administration debates sets its policy for the way forward in Afghanistan, it will also need to consider the role of Pakistan in helping to provide security in the region. The Cipher Brief’s Bennett Seftel spoke with Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, to discuss current U.S.-Pakistani relations as well as current instability in Afghanistan.

TCB: How would you assess the current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations?  In what areas is cooperation strongest between the two countries? In what areas could this relationship be further improved?

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