ISLAMABAD: International Minister Khawaja Asif has left for america on a three-day go to. Throughout his go to, Asif can be assembly US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to renew bilateral talks in an try to ease tensions between the 2 nations that emerged because of US President Donald Trump’s August 21 speech.
In a current assembly between the US Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the US steered sending a delegation to Islamabad for talks focussing on easing out mutual tensions.
Agreeing to US’s proposal, Pakistan had requested for a high-level assembly to be held in Washington to defuse the tensions. Subsequently, Washington had invited Asif to satisfy with Secretary Tillerson on October four.
Moreover the high-level assembly, Asif may also be addressing a gathering on the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington to debate US-Pakistan relations on October 5, the institute confirmed. Trump’s speech has not solely strained Pakistan-US relations however can critically influence US pursuits in Afghanistan, nuclear non-proliferation, in addition to stability within the area.
Trump, in his August 21 speech had introduced the launch of a revised US technique in Afghanistan. It had additionally accused Pakistan of offering secure havens to Afghan militants, which had irked the political events within the nation.