Islamabad, May 26 : President Pervez Musharraf has said that close Pakistan-US strategic ties are essential for peace in the region.
Interacting with US Senators Carl Levin and Robert Casey, Musharraf told them that ties between two were not limited to the War on Terror.
Appreciating Pakistan's role in the War on Terror, the US Senators assured Musharraf of Washington's continued support.
Musharraf further said that two sides were working closely on ways to increase bilateral economic co-operation.
The US was also supporting Pakistan in improving its socio-economic conditions," the Daily Times quoted the US Senators, as saying.