US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Islamabad

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Islamabad on Monday for his first visit to the country since taking over the charge of the Pentagon.

Secretary Mattis was received by officials from the Defence Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy upon his arrival.

During his visit, Mattis is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff Qamar Jawed Bajwa.

A day earlier, Secretary Mattis had told reporters that during his time in Islamabad he would look for “common grounds” between the America and Washington.