ISLAMABAD: US Defense Secretary James Mattis will arrive in Islamabad on Monday (today) on a day-long visit to Pakistan.
James Mattis will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meetings, matters pertaining to regional security, peace, Afghan conflict and other bilateral issues will come under discussion.
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.