The US State Department has answered which country the US is more inclined towards, India or Pakistan. While Pakistan is America’s main ally in South Asia, India is our global ally, the US State Department said. Regarding this, US State Department Spokesperson Vedant Patel said that India is an important ally of America not only in Asia but globally. Both countries share many global priorities.
Vedant Patel also said that the relationship between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar is very strong. On the other hand, when asked by the English daily Dawn about US-Pakistan relations, another US official said that the relations between the two countries have been established for a long time and the US understands its importance.
The US official said Pakistan’s internal political instability will not affect US-Pakistan relations. The relationship between the two countries has always remained the same.
It has also been made clear in recent US statements that it does not see Pakistan from the perspective of India or Afghanistan. It has been said that the US views nuclear-armed Pakistan as an important country that shares borders with India, China, Iran and Afghanistan.
US backs India’s G-20 chairmanship
At the recent G-20 summit held in Indonesia, the presidency was handed over to India. India will chair the 2023 summit in New Delhi. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Cambodia ahead of the G-20 summit.
The US Secretary of State said after the meeting that they discussed increasing the partnership between the two countries and reducing the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Along with this, Blinken added that the US supports India’s presidency of the G-20 summit.
Explain that the United States is a founding member of the G-20 group along with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain. India and other countries have since joined the group.
For India, the US State Department said the strategic partnership between India and the US rests on the shared values of both countries, including commitment to democracy and upholding the rules of the international system. The US State Department says the two countries share the interests of global security, stability and economic prosperity through trade and investment.
US’s biggest foreign investment in Pakistan
On the other hand, regarding Pakistan, the US State Department says that the US is working with Pakistan on many issues. These include energy, trade, investment, health, clean energy, climate crisis prevention, stability in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism.
The US State Department further stated that the US is the largest contributor to foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan. It is also Pakistan’s largest export market.
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