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Alice Wells due in Islamabad today for bilateral talks

ISLAMABAD: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Monday (today) on a five-day-long visit to Pakistan, ARY News reported.

 Wells will hold a meeting with the Pakistani civil and military leadership to discuss bilateral issues and Afghan Peace Process.

The visit is aimed to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

The US defence department Pentagon notified the Congress last week of its decision to approve military sales worth 125 million dollars logistic and technical support for Pakistan’s F-16 fleet days after Prime Minister Imran Khan met President Donald Trump at the White House.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had assured the United States special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad of Pakistan’s full cooperation for the restoration of long-lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan.

Read more: US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad calls on COAS Bajwa

Talking to US peace envoy for Afghanistan, who called on him at Prime Minister Office in Islamabad, Imran Khan said that Pakistan was in contact with all stakeholders, including the US, for Afghan peace process.

On the occasion, PM Imran said,” Peace and stability in Afghanistan are in Pakistan’s own national interest.” He underscored the need for initiating an intra-Afghan dialogue to end the war in the country



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