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US vows long-term engagement with Pakistan

US vows long-term engagement with Pakistan 14 Nov 2010 The United States has said building a partnership of trust with Pakistan and Afghanistan requires a long-term commitment to the two countries as top American officials acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in the fight against terrorists operating in the region. In a joint appearance on an American TV channel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Robert Gates noted that Pakistan is working to root out the Taliban and al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] as they pledged long-term US engagement with the region.