National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf, in a meeting with United States (US) Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Thursday, stressed that the world “must maintain contact” with the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan, reports Radio Pakistan.

During the meeting, both sides expressed the desire to promote bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan.

Yusuf and Sherman discussed economic cooperation and the regional security situation.

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According to reports, the US was appreciative of Pakistan’s efforts for the evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan and the help it has extended to the Afghan refugees.

Moeed Yusuf blatantly said that Indian human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) also pose a threat to regional peace.

Sherman took to Twitter and tweeted about her meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

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“I met today with Pakistani Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI to discuss Afghanistan’s future and the important and long-standing U.S.-Pakistan relationship,” tweeted Sherman.

US Deputy Secretary of State and her seven-member team arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit to the country.