Pakistan Foreign Minister to embark 3-day tour for consultations on the new US policy

Vastavam web: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit the country’s “all-weather ally” China, Russia and Turkey next week for consultations on the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia, according to a media report today.Foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said yesterday that the foreign minister will visit “regional countries for consultations” but did not provide details of travel.
The Dawn newspaper reported that the decision for the visit was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee on Thursday, which deliberated on the new US policy.Earlier, the foreign minister was expected to visit the US for bilateral talks with his counterpart Rex Tillerson, but it was apparently delayed in the wake of Afghan policy announced by US President Donald Trump.