March 16, 2011

Kerry Reaffirms Importance Of Pakistan Ties

Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement after learning that Raymond Davis has been released by the Government of Pakistan:

“This was a very important and necessary step for both of our countries to be able to maintain our relationship and remain focused on progress on bedrock national interests, and I’m deeply grateful for the Pakistani government’s decision.  As I said last month in my visits to Lahore and Islamabad, we deeply regret the loss of life that led to this difficulty in our relationship and the demonstrations on Pakistan’s streets, but neither country could afford for this tragedy to derail our vital relationship. We look forward to working with Pakistan to strengthen our relationship and confront our common challenges.”



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