US vice president urges Pakistan to 'do more' against Taliban
US Vice President Mike Pence in a strong message to Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqani Abbasi told that his country "must do more" against Taliban and other terror groups, said the White House. Pence said this to Abbasi, who was on a personal trip to the US this week. They met at the Naval Observatory residence of Pence on Friday at Abbasi's request.
The White House statement of the Pence-Abbasi meeting
"Vice President Pence reiterated President Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country."
Pakistan needs to take action against cross-border attacks: Pence
"The Vice President stated that US efforts to eliminate terrorist groups who threaten US security and the stability of the region will continue and noted that Pakistan could and should work closely with the US," the White House said. During the 30-minute meeting, Pence also emphasized the need for immediate action from Pakistan to stop cross-border attacks, the Dawn newspaper reported.