US, Pakistan seek to reset confrontational relations

Although US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (above) is ostensibly in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to meet newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, the US delegation is seeking to overhaul the entire premise for the strategic partnership between
Although US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (above) is ostensibly in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to meet newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, the US delegation is seeking to overhaul the entire premise for the strategic partnership between Pakistan and America.PHOTO: REUTERS

Pompeo arrives in Pakistan for visit billed by both sides as vital for survival of bilateral ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is arriving today in Pakistan for a visit billed by both countries as crucial for the survival of their bilateral relationship.

For although Mr Pompeo is ostensibly in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to meet newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, the US delegation - which includes General Joseph Dunford, the overall commander of all US forces - is seeking to overhaul the entire premise for the strategic partnership between Pakistan and America.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2018, with the headline 'US, Pakistan seek to reset confrontational relations'. Print Edition | Subscribe