James Mattis in Pakistan to mend ties

PTI
Published Dec 5, 2017, 6:01 am IST
Updated Dec 5, 2017, 6:01 am IST
Relations between US and Pakistan have plummeted after President Donald Trump directly blamed Islamabad for supporting the Afghan Taliban. 
Defence Secretary James Mattis
 Defence Secretary James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday met the top Pakistani leadership here and reviewed current state of the bilateral ties and the war on terror, amidst Washington’s concern that Islamabad was not doing enough to dismantle terror safe havens on its soil.

Mr Mattis, who arrived in Pakistan on Monday with the issue of terrorists safe havens high on the agenda after the release of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed from house arrest last month, met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

 

According to the state-run Radio Pakistan, they discussed different aspects of Pak-US relations especially the regional security situation. Relations between the US and Pakistan have plummeted after President Donald Trump directly blamed Islamabad for supporting the Afghan Taliban. 





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