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U.S. NSA to hold talks with his Indian counterpart in Delhi today

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

United States Security Advisor Lieutenant General HR McMaster is in to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval.

He is expected to meet Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister

McMaster yesterday Prime Minister and discussed bilateral ties, situation and rising tensions between India,

Lt. Gen. McMaster also Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in

Aziz briefed Lt. Gen. McMaster on the policies being pursued by the that have resulted in improved security environment and economic turnaround in the country.

The Dawn quoted Aziz, as saying that that Pakistan remains determined to continue its fight as part of the Action Plan until is completely eliminated from the country.

Expressing Pakistan's concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, Aziz reaffirmed Islamabad's commitment to working with the international community to support peace efforts in

He also stressed on the importance of effective border management to achieve sustainable peace in the region.

Lt. Gen. McMaster thanked Aziz and acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices in combating extremism and He renewed the commitment of the new administration to work closely with Pakistan in strengthening mutually beneficial relations and towards the shared objectives of peace and stability in and the region.

Lt. Gen. McMaster, who is on his maiden visit to Pakistan after being elected as President Donald Trump's Security Advisor, will next visit to assess the situation in the two countries and then report back to the White House.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 09:57 IST