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Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan on Friday, March 16, to discuss the Administration’s South Asia strategy. 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.  The Vice President stated that U.S. efforts to eliminate terrorist groups who threaten U.S. security and the stability of the region will continue and noted that Pakistan could and should work closer with the United States.