US Secretary of State to visit Pak on Sept 5
August 20, 2018  11:07
United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Pakistan on September 5 to meet newly sworn-in Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and discuss issues on mutual interests, The Dawn quoted diplomatic and official sources as saying.

Pompeo, who would make a brief stopover in Islamabad, would likely be the first foreign dignitary to meet Khan, who took oath as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, the paper quoted sources as saying.

The US Secretary of State, who will hold talks with Pakistani officials, will likely deliberate on efforts to revive the strained relations between Washington and Islamabad and ask for Pakistan's support and cooperation to re-start the US-led Afghan peace process, sources added.

After the meeting, Pompeo would leave for New Delhi on September 6 to attend the 2+2 dialogue.Pompeo is likely to be accompanied by Alice Wells, who heads the Bureau for South Asian affairs at the State Department. -- ANI
« Back to LIVE