Prof. Cameron Munter, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Interviewed on CNN Regarding U.S.-Pakistan Relations
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed Visiting Professor of International Relations Cameron Munter today about U.S.-Pakistan relations, the challenges he faced as the Ambassador and new Secretary of State John Kerry. During the interview, Munter talked about the need to supplement the U.S.’s counter-terrorism work with a commitment to the Pakistani people and to stability.
“When you're dealing with diplomacy, you're dealing with the idea of listening as well as talking,” Munter said. “A diplomat will want to make sure that in addition to telling America's story, that we're listening to the other person's perception so we can come to some sort of agreement,” said Munter. “we have a lot of work to do to make sure that work is better.”
“What we need in the relationship, and what I think we are achieving now over time, is some sort of balance between the focus on counterterrorism, which is very important, and the long term relationship with universities people-to people, with businesses, because that’s the essence of a good relationship with Pakistan.”