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POSTED | 19:45 PM | 12-01-2015

Kerry arrives in Pakistan for two-day visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday (12 Jan 2015) arrived at Nur Khan air base in Rawalpindi on a two-day official visit to Pakistan.

Secretary Kerry, who arrived after visiting India, is expected to meet Pakistan’s political and military leadership and discuss bilateral relations and the regional security situation.

Upon his arrival, a senior official from the US desk of the Foreign Office along with senior protocol officers and senior US Embassy diplomats received Senator Kerry, according to The Dawn.

John Kerry will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif later in the evening at the PM house followed by dinner by the premier.

On Tuesday Kerry will lead a US delegation in Pakistan-US strategic dialogue at the Foreign Ministry. Later in the day he will meet with Army Chief General Raheel Sharif at GHQ and discuss security and defence cooperation between the two countries.

Kerry was unhurt on Monday in a minor accident involving his motorcade as it headed to the airport at the end of his visit to India, his spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

“During the drive to the airport in Ahmedabad, India, two cars in the motorcade had a minor traffic accident resulting in some damage to both cars,” Psaki said in a statement.

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