US defence secretary confirms Pompeo to visit Pakistan next month

News Desk , Bol News

05:25:35, Thursday, August 30, 2018

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has confirmed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Pakistan in the first week of September, Geo news reported on Thursday. 

As per details, Pompeo will hold discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests. 

During his visit to Pakistan, Secretary Pompeo will focus on  major issue of terrorism, seeking Pakistan 's support  to take  bilateral action against the common enemies and  terrorists. Geo news, citing Jim Mattis, reported.

Pompeo  will be the first foreign dignitary to meet the newly elected Prime Minister, who took oath of his office on August 18.

Relations between Islamabad and Washington nosedived in January when the US President accused Pakistan  of providing "safe haven" to the terrorists, which Pakistan categorically denied as its people and armed force  have made unmatched sacrifices in war against terror.

In a statement, The US State Department had welcomed the new Pakistani prime minister, dispelling the impression that Washington was not happy with Imran Khan’s election.

A senior US official, In an earlier statement, had hoped that the Pakistan's new  government   would work with the US for translating tough issues into mutual achievements.

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