Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif arrives in US to ‘improve’ ties

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Pakistan additionally requested the US to postpone a deliberate journey by its particular consultant for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells to Islamabad.

Islamabad: Pakistan’s International Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday left for a three-day go to to the US as a part of efforts to rebuild bilateral ties frayed after President Donald Trump accused the nation of sheltering terror teams.

Trump whereas saying his new coverage for Afghanistan had additionally praised India for its improvement efforts within the war-torn nation.

In response, Pakistan had mentioned that Trump via his remarks ignored the efforts within the struggle in opposition to terrorism.

Pakistan additionally requested the US to postpone a deliberate journey by its particular consultant for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells to Islamabad.

Asif additionally delayed a go to to Washington for which he was invited by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

However the relations improved barely after a gathering between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the UN Normal Meeting final month, in keeping with an official of the International Workplace.

“The international minister throughout the present journey will meet Secretary Tillerson and different officers to debate issues pertaining to regional peace and safety,” the official mentioned.

Some senior US officers may additionally go to Pakistan after the thaw in pressure as each side agree that mutual cooperation was important for peace in Afghanistan, in keeping with the official.

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