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US NSA in Pakistan to discuss Afghan security situation

IANS  |  Islamabad 

US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster on Monday arrived here in Pakistan's capital city for talks on security situation in and bilateral matters.

McMaster discussed with Pakistan's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz bilateral relations between the two countries and security situation in the South Asian region, particularly in Afghanistan, Radio reported.

McMaster is the first senior US official of the Trump's administration to visit

The visit came after his talks with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.

McMaster will later in the day meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the ongoing tension between and its neighbours -- India and -- and progress on the Pakistan-border system.

He is also likely to call on Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Bajwa to share views on the regional security, focusing on peace in Afghanistan, Daily Times reported.

McMaster's visit comes three days after a key meeting of 11 regional countries in Moscow opposed military solution and called for a peaceful solution to the problem.



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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 13:46 IST