May 28th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

In Pakistan, Clinton addresses rift, pushes anti-terror efforts

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she had a frank discussion with the Pakistani president on Friday as part of a push to repair the relationship with Islamabad in the wake of a U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied Clinton for what one senior State Department official said beforehand would be a "sober" set of talks about the need for Pakistan to root out terrorists in its country.

The meeting between Clinton and President Asif Ali Zardari was behind closed doors, but afterward Clinton described it as "very extensive, open, frank and constructive."

Describing the countries as friends with shared interests, Clinton said the United States and Pakistan must intensify the fight against terrorists who have used Pakistan as a safe haven. FULL POST