A conversation with Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary H.E. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

On June 4, His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, gave public remarks at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He spoke about the government’s progress in restoring peace and stability in the country and their approach to pursue regional security. H.E. Chaudhry outlined the success of the counter-insurgency campaign ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ and emphasized the country’s improved relationship with Afghanistan’s new unity government. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to normalizing relations with India, as well as Pakistan’s commitment to the global nonproliferation regime. He concluded by touching on the Pakistan-US relationship, advocating that Pakistan’s partnership with the US must move toward a greater emphasis on trade over aid.