US Vice President to visit Pakistan

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Kabul, Jan 11(ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden will be arriving in Pakistan this week on a short unscheduled visit.

During the visit, Biden, who is currently on a surprise trip to Afghanistan, will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani.

He is expected to discuss Pakistan's economic situation, efforts to confront extremism and terrorism and future strategy on Afghanistan, an official source said.

According to the Daily Times, Biden will extend support to Pakistan to help strengthen its economy, improve governance and security, and respond to its development needs.

Biden and Gilani would review the US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue aimed at improving mutual trust and promote stability of Pakistan.

Early disbursement of annual 1.5 billion dollar financial assistance would also be discussed in the talks. (ANI)

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