US Secretary of State, Chinese foreign minister to visit Pakistan to approach Imran govt



WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (TNS): United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese foreign minister are expected to visit Pakistan early next month to meet with the newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pompeo, an official of the US President Donald Trump’s administration, will reportedly arrive in Islamabad on September 5 for a brief stay while en route to India.

Pompeo and PM Khan are likely to discuss bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest during their meeting before the former leaves for New Delhi on September 6.

It is also expected that Pompeo, who would become the first foreign diplomat to meet Pakistan’s new PM, may talk the Afghan peace process as well.

According to an international publication, “the Pompeo mission will also help Washington and New Delhi coordinate their objectives and mission in Afghanistan”.

Chinese foreign minister will be arriving in Islamabad on September 7 on two day official visit during which CPEC and Pak-China ties would be discussed.