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Pakistan-US Talks Expected This Week: Report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has reached here and is expected to hold meetings with senior officials of the Trump administration to end tension and improve bilateral ties between the two states.

The two countries have not been on good terms ever since President Trump’s outburst on Pakistan in a New Year tweet that was followed by the halt of US security aid to Pakistan.

A leading Indian newspaper, Times of India quoted Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State as saying that Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua would meet the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the State Department.

“Tehmina is visiting tomorrow and she will be holding meetings with counterparts and government,” said Wells at a news conference in New Delhi.

The top Pakistani diplomat are also scheduled to have some meetings with think tanks and meet officials of the National Security Council.

Ms. A Wells was quoted as saying that U.S. is ‘certainly not walking away from Pakistan.’

“There will be very intensive dialogue through both our military and our civilian channels to discuss how we can work together. I mean, Pakistan has an important role to play in helping to stabilise Afghanistan,” Wells said while responding a query.

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