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Top US official for South Asia to visit Pakistan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New York, Aug 27: The top US official overseeing South Asia diplomacy will visit Islamabad this week following US President Dold Trump’s stern warning to Pakistan against harbouring terrorists.

Alice Wells, who is the Acting Assistant Secretary of State in-charge of South and Central Asia, will meet Pakistani officials during her visit, the State Department announced on Saturday. She will be the first high-level official to visit Pakistan after Trump’s speech last week, issuing to Islamabad the bluntest warning so far by a US President that “it has much to lose by continuing to harbour terrorists”. This is the second trip to Islamabad this month by Wells, who is also the Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Wells will visit Dhaka and Colombo during the journey starting on Monday. On Friday, she is scheduled to speak at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo. (IANS)

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