Bilateral trade between the US and Pakistan has been on an upward trajectory over the last few years. According to the US Census Bureau, bilateral trade was over 8.8 billion dollars in 2021 while it stood at 7.8 billion dollars between January and October 2022.
Not much came out of the meeting, not even a formal joint statement. The biggest takeaways were the resumption of FM-level engagement, the optics, and the two sides' "shared desire for a strong and prosperous bilateral relationship".
Pakistan being one of the two critical neighbors of Afghanistan is alarmed not only by the dramatic surge in violence but also about how the U.S. and its key allies are attempting to shift the blame of their failures onto Pakistan.