Pompeo, Qureshi underscore need to ‘reset US-Pak bilateral ties’

Pompeo, Qureshi underscore need to ‘reset US-Pak bilateral ties’

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Islamabad, Sep 5: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday held the opening round of talks between the two countries at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, where the two delegations discussed "bilateral, regional and international issues".

US military chief Gen Joseph Dunford also accompanied Pompeo on his short visit to Pakistan, where further meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa are expected.

According to the Foreign Office, "discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues" took place in the meeting that lasted for about 40 minutes.

"FM Qureshi underscores the need to reset bilateral ties on basis of mutual trust and respect," FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal stated on Twitter, adding: "Safeguarding Pakistan’s national interests will remain supreme priority."

Pompeo, following his meeting with the foreign ministry officials, left for the PM House, where he is currently holding talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan, said a Dawn report. (UNI)