US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, hoping to reset relations that were strained over the war in Afghanistan and a range of other issues.
Local Pakistani media said the meeting on Wednesday was to be mainly about the prospects of a negotiated end to the war.
Khan is a fierce critic of Washington’s policies in the region.
In Islamabad, Pompeo also met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said talks were held on “bilateral, regional and international issues.”
“Foreign Minister Qureshi underscores the need to reset bilateral ties on the basis of mutual trust and respect,” the spokesman said on Twitter, posting a picture of the meeting between Pompeo and Qureshi.
Pompeo was also expected to meet with Pakistan’s army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, before flying to India, Pakistan’s neighbor and…