FM Qureshi sees second meeting with Pompeo as key to better ties with US

Published: September 23, 2018
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Foreign Minster Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that his second meeting with the Trump administration’s top diplomat will play a key role “in taking forward bilateral relations”.

Qureshi, who is the United States to represent Islamabad in the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, will also meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.

High-level huddle with Pompeo is one of the top agendas of Qureshi’s week-long visit to the US which is aimed at following up on the progress made in the former’s visit to Islamabad earlier in this month.

The foreign minister also said that an impasse in Pakistan-US relations had been broken during the first round of talks with the secretary of state in his visit to Islamabad.

During the UNGA session, he will present Pakistan’s stance on different matters including Kashmir issue as well as during his other meetings and talks in the US.

Qureshi will also meet his counterparts from different countries and hold talks with the US administration authorities on bilateral relations besides addressing the Pakistani community in Washington.

FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s desire for better relations with US

During his high profile September visit, Pompeo, along with Chairman US Joint Chief of Staff General Joseph Dunford and other senior officials, held talks with Qureshi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The foreign minister said that Pomepo’s visit concluded positively as the top US diplomat invited him to visit Washington.

“It was a good meeting with similar results … we met, listened, understood, talked and then decided on a next meeting,” he added.

With additional input from Radio Pakistan

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  • elf
    Sep 24, 2018 - 2:35AM

    Now that Pakistan is facing enormous economic challenges and IMF bailout is just about inevitable – suddenly the Americans aren’t evil. Coincidence? I think not .. and neither will the American’s. Recommend

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