ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif admitted on Monday that Pakistan and the United States had not been able to overcome their trust deficit despite recent high-level interactions.
“We haven’t as yet reached complete understanding. There is still trust deficit,” the minister said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Pak-US Track-II meeting hosted by the Regional Peace Institute.
The US and Pakistan have lately engaged each other to avert a rupture in ties following President Donald Trump’s criticism of Pakistan over alleged safe havens while unveiling his administration’s strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan.
After Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, Foreign Minister Asif visited Washington for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who later toured Islamabad during his maiden visit to the region.