Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said Pakistan intends to promote relations with the United States based on mutual respect and understanding.

He was talking to US Ambassador Richard Olson‚ who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

Both sides discussed issues pertaining to bilateral relations with particular reference to security situation in the region.

Various aspects of the Strategic Dialogue between the two countries were also discussed at the meeting.

The Minister highlighted the efforts that Pakistan is making to counter militancy and terrorism in Pakistan.

Olson said Pakistan can benefit from the experience of the United States in strengthening its security and offered all kind of institutional support in this respect.