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Pompeo to Visit Asia; Aims to Strengthen Ties with India

  • Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, will be on his South Asia tour beginning from Wednesday. He would try to strengthen the relationships with India and give a tough talk to Pakistan on terrorism. The visit also aims to counter the increasing influence of China in the "Indo-Pacific" region.

    The senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Alyssa Ayres, has commented on the situation stating that “US-Pakistan ties have deteriorated significantly. US patience across parties has grown thin. Pakistanis generally believe that the United States is a fair-weather friend, in contrast to the 'all-weather' friendship of China. The unprecedented degree to which President Trump focuses on at times arbitrary and even trivial economic issues to measure the health of foreign relations has created new uncertainty.”