Pakistan rejects incorrect’ US statement on Imran-Pompeo conversation
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has rejected the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Department on phone call between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal has said there was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan and adding that this should be immediately corrected.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan and congratulated him on assuming the office the PM.
The US top diplomat expressed his country’s willing to work with the Imran Khan’s government for productive bilateral relations.
He also raised importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists and Islamabad’s vital role in promoting the Afghan peace process, the statement issued by US State Department said.
During the conversation, Khan emphasized the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan on the basis of mutual trust and mutual benefit, and underscored the importance of peace and stability in the region especially in Afghanistan.
According to reports, Mike Pompeo will visit Pakistan on September 05 and will likely hold meeting with Prime Minister.