I’m not giving up on ties with Pakistan, says US General

16 Jan, 2018 11:45 am

BRUSSELS (92 News) – US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said on Tuesday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.

Talking to reporters in Brussels he said that he was not giving up on improving relations with Pakistan.

The US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford has expressed his commitment to more effective relationship with Pakistan.

General Dunford said that military-to-military dialogue between the two countries is the right approach to improve strained relation.

It is worth mentioning that both Pakistan and US have been communicating at different levels civil and military in an attempt to repair their relationship.

Earlier, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells met with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad yesterday to iron out difference.

The CENTCOM chief General Joseph L Votel also spoke with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on improving military to military relations.

The US Acting Assistant Secretary of State said as an immediate neighbor and important country of the region, Pakistan’s support is critical to the success of the US strategy for Afghanistan.

She underlined the need for strengthening intelligence cooperation between the two sides to improve coordination in counter-terrorism efforts.

Ambassador Alice Wells also acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating terrorism.



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