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Islamabad sources reported that the issue of combating terrorism will be raised by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his talks here with Pakistan's new leadership next week. Meanwhile Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday had confirmed that Pompeo will be in Islamabad on September 5 but now it has emerged that he would not be alone on the important trip. Moreover he will be accompanied by Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Joseph F Dunford.
As per report Defense Secretary James Mattis said during a news briefing at the Pentagon on Tuesday "The secretary of state and the chairman are going to fly in to Islamabad to meet with the new government that's in place there now". Moreover the need to fight terrorists would be "the primary part" of their discussions with Pakistani leaders and he was quoting by Dawn newspaper as saying.
Furthermore Pompeo and General Dunford are expected
to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and moreover in their talks with
Pakistani officials, the delegation will "make very clear what we have to
do, all of our nations, in meeting our common foe, the terrorists".
General Dunford said that the US would maintain both diplomatic and security
presence in South Asia and the form of that presence was going to change over