Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi


Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release


January 29, 2021

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Qureshi discussed how to ensure accountability for convicted terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and others responsible for the kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.  The Secretary reinforced U.S. concern about the Pakistani Supreme Court ruling and potential release of these prisoners.  In addition, the Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the importance of continued U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on the Afghan peace process, support for regional stability, and the potential to expand our trade and commercial ties.