Shah Mahmood Qureshi expected to meet Pompeo, NSA over US-Pak relations

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2018, 04:05 PM(IST)

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photograph:( Reuters )

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is expected to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US National Security Advisor John Bolton at the White House on Tuesday, reports said.

Qureshi arrived in the US on Sunday for bilateral talks with the officials after his trip to New York for the United Nation's General Assembly session.  

His first stop is expected to be the White House where he will meet Bolton for talks on untangling Pakistan's ruffled relations with the US. 

He will then proceed to the US State Department for his second meeting with the Secretary of State.

On Monday, Qureshi will meet Pakistani diplomats and experts to prepare for the crucial talks that are to be held on Tuesday.

Pompeo and Qureshi first met in Islamabad in September when the US approached the new Pakistani government to discuss key issues that have strained decades-old ties between the two countries.

It was during his Islamabad visit that Pompeo invited the Pakistani foreign minister to visit Washington for further talks.

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