VISITING US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Thursday mentioned she was going to Pakistan for a “very particular and slender function” within the context of Afghanistan, and in a bid to guarantee that they’ve the capabilities to make sure everyone’s safety, together with India’s and the US.
“It’s for a really particular and slender function, we don’t see ourselves constructing a broad relationship with Pakistan. And we’ve no real interest in returning to the times of hyphenated India, Pakistan. That’s not the place we’re. That’s not the place we’re going to be,” she mentioned whereas talking on the Ananta Aspen Centre in Mumbai.
“However all of us must know what’s occurring in Afghanistan. All of us should be of 1 thoughts within the strategy to the Taliban. All of us must guarantee that we’ve the capabilities that we have to guarantee everyone’s safety, together with India’s and the US in fact. And so, I’m gonna have some very particular conversations,” she mentioned.
She additionally mentioned that AUKUS and Quad “don’t compete” and “they’re all items of a puzzle, to make sure that we’ve an open, free, interconnected and inclusive Indo Pacific”.