New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US
FILE PHOTO: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) along with Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party, and Akhtar Mengal, chairman of Balochistan National Party (BNP) along with the leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of political opposition parties, attend a joint press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
May 22nd, 2022 | AP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says his country has resumed engagement with the United States after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke in an interview with The Associated Press in New York, where he was attending meetings this week on the global food crisis at the U.N. headquarters. He has also held talks with top diplomats, including a one-hour discussion with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Bhutto Zardari, the 33-year-old son of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, called the talks with Blinken “very encouraging and very positive and productive.”

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