U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Pakistan’s army chief to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues.



U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Pakistan’s army chief to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues.
A statement released by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says Pompeo and Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed ways to advance U.S.-Pakistani bilateral relations, the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan and the importance of targeting all militant and terrorist groups in South Asia without distinction.
However, Pakistan-Washington relations blurred after Trump announced the new US strategy for Afghanistan and south Asia, and both sides blame each other for supporting terrorism.


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