WASHINGTON: Chairman of the US Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain has assured continued US support to Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, for stability of the region.

The assurance came during his meeting with Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jilani, who met him at the Capitol Hill.

Senator McCain had recently led a Congressional delegation to Pakistan and the region. Other members accompanying Chairman McCain included Senators Lindsey Graham, Joe Donnelly and Ben Sasse.

The Senator lauded the sacrifices of the Pakistani soldiers martyred in the line of duty.

Sharing the experiences of his visit to Pakistan, during which the delegation had also visited North Waziristan, Senator McCain expressed satisfaction to see progress in the region after the military operations by the Pakistan Army. He noted the development of infrastructure and rehabilitation for people of FATA being undertaken in an impressive manner.

Senator McCain underscored the need of good neighbourly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan which were in the interest of the whole region.

Ambassador Jilani briefed the Senator about recent developments in the region and Pakistan’s continued commitment towards peace and stability.