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US secretary of state to soon visit Pakistan to discuss regional situation

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan this month (October) to discuss joint efforts against terrorism and expanding economic ties between the two countries.

A State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told a briefing in Washington the visit is part of Secretary Tillerson’s first visit to Asia.

She said the secretary of state will meet with senior Pakistani leaders to discuss continued bilateral cooperation, Pakistan’s critical role in the success of South Asia strategy of the US and the expanding economic ties between two countries.

The spokesperson further said Tillerson will meet the prime minister, foreign minister, and senior military officials to discuss joint efforts to fight terrorist groups.

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