ISLAMABAD: A meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held in Islamabad on Tuesday evening.
During the meeting, they discussed matters of bilateral interest; cooperation in different sectors and regional situation.
At the outset of the meeting, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan is committed to the eradication of terrorism from the country. He said Pakistan is looking forward to enhancing security and economic relations with the United States.
The Secretary noted that Pakistan and the United States share common interests in establishing a stable, peaceful Afghanistan, defeating ISIS in South Asia, and eliminating terrorist groups that threaten both Pakistan and the United States.
In all meetings with Pakistan’s leaders, the Secretary expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. The Secretary also expressed his gratitude to the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Army for their cooperation in securing the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity.
Earlier on the arrival of the US Secretary of State, Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif welcomed him.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, DG-ISI, secretary to PM, foreign secretary and other officials are also present in the meeting.