Counter-terrorism was major issue discussed by John Kerry with Pakistan: US
Counter-terrorism was one of the biggest topics of discussion with Pakistan during the just-concluded visit of Secretary of State John Kerry to Islamabad.
Washington: Counter-terrorism was one of the biggest topics of discussion with Pakistan during the just-concluded visit of Secretary of State John Kerry to Islamabad.
"Certainly one of the biggest topics of conversation the Secretary had when he was in Pakistan was about counter- terrorism. That was a huge part of the dialogue," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters yesterday.
"The Secretary was clear and we all have been clear that Pakistan has to target all militant groups that target US coalition and Afghan forces and target people in Pakistan and elsewhere. So that was part of the conversation, certainly, but not much more to share than that," she said in response to a question.
But it was not the only part, she noted, adding that economy and other things were discussed as well.
During his visit, Kerry also announced an aid of USD 250 million for internally displaced people.
"For the past 10 years, the United States has been the largest international donor of civilian assistance active in the FATA, donating several hundred million dollars for emergency relief, education, health, water sanitation and hygiene, roads and infrastructure, capacity building, community development, agriculture support projects and financing for small and medium businesses that aim to support livelihoods for those affected by counter-terrorism operations in Pakistan," a spokesperson for the State Department said.
"Today's announcement of USD 250 million in support for Internally Displaced Persons is an extension of that historic commitment," the spokesperson said.