Islamabad (Staff Report): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has underscored the need to reset Pakistan-US ties on the basis of mutual trust and respect.
He was leading Pakistan delegation at talks with the US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad this afternoon.
According to the Foreign Office, the two sides held discussions on bilateral and regional and international issues.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said safeguarding of national interests would remain supreme priority of the Government. The FM would be briefing newsmen on talks this evening.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Islamabad on one-day visit to hold talks with the newly elected government of Pakistan.
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford is accompanying the US Secretary of State.
The US delegation’s visit has significance at it is going to happen at a time when the relations between the two countries are at the standstill due to undue pressures from the Trump administration on Pakistan to do more.
The visit also comes days after US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in Coalition Support Funds (CSF) to Pakistan that had been suspended over alleged failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.
The US officials are also scheduled to hold meetings with senior political and military leadership on bilateral relations and regional security.