Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relationship with the US and the people of Pakistan wanted their contributions and sacrifices in fighting terrorism recognized. Addressing the members of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, at Capitol Hill, on Thursday, Khar said it was important that Pakistan’s priorities, concerns and constraints were better understood by the US. She said that she was in Washington to have in-depth discussions on how best to deal with the challenges in the bilateral relationship and to build on the recent positive momentum in strengthening the special relationship between Pakistan and US. Khar informed the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that Pakistan aims to have a genuine dialogue with the US on Afghanistan. She reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to use the trilateral mechanism to promote an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process. She reiterated that Pakistan is a critical part of the solution to the Afghan dilemma, and said that the notion that Pakistan is part of the problem is wrong and must be corrected. She also reiterated that a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan is central to both the short and long term interests of Pakistan.