Mattis hopeful freeing of hostages in Pakistan will boost cooperation

By REUTERS
October 13, 2017 01:30




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MIAMI- US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he was hopeful that the freeing of a kidnapped US-Canadian couple and their three children in Pakistan was a harbinger for closer cooperation in the future.

"This is a very positive moment and the Pakistan Army performed well," Mattis told reporters on board a military plane, adding he hoped this would be "a harbinger for the future."

"We intend to work with Pakistan in a collaborative way in the future to stop terrorism and that includes kidnapping," Mattis added. He declined to comment on any specifics on how the hostages were freed.

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