ISLAMABAD – US Ambassador Cameron Munter Thursday said his country respects the assessment that Pakistani Parliamentary Committee on National Security is carrying out for new terms of engagement with the United States.

The US embassy also said that Washington has not cancelled the F-16 programme for Pakistan.

Talking to reporters after attending an opening session of a four-day conference ‘Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Pakistan and Adjacent Regions’, Munter said the US would respect and welcome the assessment of Pak-US relations, the Pakistani Parliament is carrying out.

‘There are lot of issues that need to be discussed and dialogue needs to take its course and we believe on careful discussions to take place’, he added.

When asked about talks between the officials of intelligence agencies of two countries in Qatar, the Ambassador said he has no specific details in this regard but both the countries are committed to a peaceful, successful and prosperous Afghanistan. Regarding the arrival of James Jones in connection to memo case, he said he has no knowledge about this.

Agencies add: The United States said that it has not cancelled the F-16 programme for Pakistan and the planned delivery of the last ‘new-buy’ F-16s purchased by Islamabad is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan later this month. In a press release here Thursday, the US Embassy described as inaccurate some media reports that the US had stopped the F-16 delivery programme.

“Neither Pakistan nor the United States has cancelled the F-16 programme,” the press release said.