Decembe 04 , 2017
US Defence Secretary arrives in Pakistan
LAHORE: United States (US) Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday arrived in Pakistan.
This is Mattis’ first visit to the country since taking over the charge of the Pentagon.
Secretary Mattis landed at an air force base in Rawalpindi and headed straight to the US Embassy. Upon his arrival, he was received by officials from the Defence Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy.
Mattis is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa.
On Saturday, Secretary Mattis had told reporters that during his time in Islamabad he would look for “common ground” between America and Pakistan.