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James Mattis asks Pakistani leadership to redouble counter-terrorism efforts

James Mattis asks Pakistani leadership to redouble counter-terrorism efforts
December 04, 2017

ISLAMABAD:Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Islamabad on December 4 on his inaugural trip to Pakistan in this position.

In Islamabad, Secretary Mattis met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and  Minister of Defense Khurram Dastigir Khan.  Secretary Mattis also met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar, said a statement issued by US embassy in Islamanad on Monday.

Secretary Mattis recognized Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism. The Secretary emphasized the vital role that Pakistan can play in working with the United States and others to facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan that brings stability and security to the region.  The Secretary reiterated that Pakistan must redouble its efforts to confront militants and terrorists operating in the the country, said the statement.

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