U.S. Secretary of Defense visits Islamabad

12 Oct 2017

Defense Secretary General James Mattis is scheduled to visit Islamabad and discuss with Pakistani officials on Thursday (October 12).

The Middle East press quoted Pakistani media as saying the Secretary of Defense will meet and talk with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Secretary of Defense Khurram Dastgir khan, and Qamar Bajwa, Army Chief of Staff.

According to analysts, the review of the situation in Afghanistan and the cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in the fight against terrorism are the main topics for the defense secretary meeting with Pakistani officials.

The secretary of defense did not visit Islamabad on his trip to South Asia a few days ago, it is said that the proximity of the United States and India has made Pakistan an outcast.

A few days ago, Pakistani intelligence chief and head of Pakistan’s army headquarters met and discussed with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on fighting terrorism.

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