Resetting ties: Qureshi, Pompeo to meet Tuesday

Published: October 1, 2018
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Bilateral issues, regional security matters to be discussed in Qureshi-Pompeo huddle.

PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Bilateral issues, regional security matters to be discussed in Qureshi-Pompeo huddle. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Bilateral issues and regional security matters are expected to come under discussion during the meeting.

Qureshi, who is in the United States, also represented Islamabad in the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.

The high-level huddle with Pompeo is one of the top agendas of Qureshi’s visit to the US which is aimed at following up on the progress made in the former’s visit to Islamabad earlier in September.

Earlier, FM Qureshi said US President Donald Trump intended to rebuild the Pak-US relations.

“I met with President Trump at the reception where I had the opportunity to discuss Pakistan-US relations with him. I requested him that we have had cordial relations and need to rebuild them,” he said while speaking after meeting the US president on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

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The foreign minister said he had discussed with Trump matters relating to bilateral relations. “President Trump extended good wishes for Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he said.

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.

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

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