US-Pakistan Talks 🔉 Prompt Vow to Reset Ties 💪 After Prolonged Spat

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held talks with Pakistan's prime minister and foreign minister, as the two erstwhile strategic allies seek to mend ties that Pakistan has said have become "almost non-existent" in recent months.

Pompeo met Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday, in a set of talks both sides described as a "positive beginning" to rebuilding the relationship.

Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, whose institution has ruled Pakistan for roughly half its history and still controls aspects of security and foreign policy, was also part of the talks.

"We have still got a long way to go, lots more discussion to be had," Pompeo told reporters before leaving Islamabad for his next stop, the Indian capital New Delhi.

Qureshi will meet Pompeo again in Washington DC later this month, following his attendance of the UN General Assembly. He will also be travelling to Kabul shortly for talks with Afghan authorities, he said.

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