ISLAMABAD -UNS: US Defense Secretary James Mattis is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Monday(today) on a day-long visit to Pakistan to held meetings with civil and military leaders.
According to US Defense Department, James Mattis will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meetings, he will discuss regional security, peace, Afghan conflict and other bilateral issues.
Talking to Media, James Mattis said that this will be his first trip to Pakistan as Secretary of Defense.
He said the United States remains committed to a pragmatic relationship with Pakistan and wants to expand cooperation on shared interests.
James Mattis appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism.