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Kerry Arrives in Pakistan

July 31, 2013
John Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry (file photo)

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday for talks with representatives of the country's recently elected government, the State Department said.

Kerry's discussions will focus on a wide range of topics, including security, the Pakistani economy and "people-to-people ties" between the United States and Pakistan, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. In addition, his meetings would cover regional topics of mutual interest, according to Psaki.

It is Kerry's first visit to Pakistan as secretary of state. He is scheduled to stop in London on his way back to Washington.

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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