F-16 fighter jet program an important part of US-Pakistan bilateral ties: US

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The Biden administration has justified the move to provide $450 million in military aid to Pakistan, saying the F-16 fighter jet program is an important part of US-Pakistan bilateral relations. The US government said that the fleet of these fighter jets will help Pakistan in conducting counter-terrorism operations. On September 8, the Biden administration approved $450 million in aid to Pakistan for F-16 fighter jets.

This is the first major security aid from Washington to Islamabad in the last four years. US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Tuesday, "We recently informed Congress (Parliament) that we are going to provide $450 million to repair and maintain Pakistani Air Force F-16 aircraft." "

In response to a question, Price said, "Pakistan is an important partner of ours in many respects. He is an important partner of ours in the war against terrorism. We provide assistance with the repair and maintenance of US-made equipment as part of our policy.” "Pakistan's F-16 program is an important part of the US-Pakistan bilateral relationship, and the proposal will help Pakistan to repair its F-16 fleet, thereby protecting it from current and future threats of terrorism," the spokesman said. will be able to deal with it.”