Adviser: (Pak-US ties to be transformed into long-term partnership: Sartaj Aziz)

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan-US relations need to be transformed into a long-term partnership, particularly in economic, trade and investment sectors.

He was talking to a 26-member delegation of the US-Pakistan Business Council here on Thursday. He said both the sides should work closely to convince the investors to invest in Pakistan.

He apprised the US delegation of the notable improvement in the security situation in Pakistan. He said after successful counterterrorism operations, the number of terrorist attacks in the country have been reduced significantly, as compared to the situation two years ago.

The Adviser said the improved internal security environment has helped Pakistan improve the investment climate and achieve greater macro-economic stability.

This, he said, provides a tremendous opportunity to the US investors to benefit from the situation through increased investments in Pakistan.