Pak foreign minister Khawaja Asif reaches US to strengthen ties


Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif reached to the US on a three-day visit on Wednesday to strengthen the ties following President Donald Trump blamed the country of sheltering militant groups.

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Khwaja Asif will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday. During his visit, he will also meet with top leadership of the Trump Administration.

On Thursday, he is also likely to talk with US National Security Advisor H R McMaster.

The meeting of top Pakistani diplomat is being held to after the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence and Pak Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi in New York on the marginal of the UN General Assembly meeting.

Image result for donald trump and Khawaja AsifThe stay mentions a steady continuation of talks amid the two countries that was stopped by a sadden Pakistan following Trump declared his South Asia strategy.

The State Department affirmed, Khawaja Asif and Mike Pence would hold a gathering at around 10 am at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

“All the issues of mutual interest will be discussed,” a spokesman of the Pak embassy in Washington DC affirmed.

Image result for donald trump and Khawaja Asif“Foreign Minister Asif will deliver remarks on Pakistans reaction since the announcement of the new US strategy. He will discuss the dynamics between Pakistan and its neighbours, the role of regional players such as China, Iran and Russia, and the future of US-Pakistan relations,” USIP affirmed.

As per USIP, US-Pakistani relations have come to a new nadir after the declaration of the latest US South Asia plan.

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Trumps dialogue seems to have finalized Pakistani doubts that the United States is changing to consider India as its main partner for involvement in Afghanistan.