Pompeo Meets Pakistani FM On Afghanistan, Ties

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (NNN-XINHUA) – U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met with Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, here, on Friday, discussing Afghanistan and bilateral ties, according to a statement released by the U.S. State Department.

The two sides talked about a range of issues, including Iran, U.S.-Pakistan cooperation, on the Afghan peace process, and building bilateral economic ties, the statement said.

Qureshi embarked on a three-day visit to the United States, on Wednesday, for talks on the tension in the Middle East that poses danger to regional security.

The visit also came as the Taliban and U.S. negotiators were reportedly finalising a peace deal that could end the over 18-year war.– NNN-XINHUA