WASHINGTON, DC -- Pakistan has lost more troops and lives than any other country in the fight against terrorism, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana White told reporters Thursday (December 7).
The recent visit of US Secretary of Defence James Mattis to Islamabad was aimed at finding a common ground with Pakistan, she said.
"This is about broadening our relationship and looking for opportunity," White said, adding that Mattis had "fruitful conversations" during his time in Pakistan.
"No one has lost more troops and lives to terrorism than the Pakistanis", she said. "Pakistan has an interest in ensuring that terrorism is defeated. They've lost thousands of troops and they've lost thousands of innocents as well."