Four months on, Pak-US army ties revived




 The US and Pakistan on Wednesday resumed their high-level military contacts for the first time since a deadly cross-border Nato strike in the country's restive tribal belt killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on November 26 last year. 

The meeting between Pakistan army chief GenAshfaq Parvez Kayani and the top US commander in the region , Gen James Mattis, and the top commander in Afghanistan , GenJohn Allen took place in Islamabad, a day after president Barack Obama met PM Yousaf Raza Gilani in Seoul during a nuclear summit. 

"The focus of the meeting was to discuss the US Pakistani military relationship ," Pentagon press secretary, George Little, told reporters in Washington. "We are hopeful that ground supplies routes would open in the near future, which is important to our effort in Afghanistan ," he said. 

Though this is the first visit to Islamabad by a senior US military official since the incident, there has been high level contacts between the military officials of the two countries, he said. "We believe very strongly that the relationship with Pakistan is very important ," Little said.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Four months on, Pak-US army ties revived



 The US and Pakistan on Wednesday resumed their high-level military contacts for the first time since a deadly cross-border Nato strike in the country's restive tribal belt killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on November 26 last year. 

The meeting between Pakistan army chief GenAshfaq Parvez Kayani and the top US commander in the region , Gen James Mattis, and the top commander in Afghanistan , GenJohn Allen took place in Islamabad, a day after president Barack Obama met PM Yousaf Raza Gilani in Seoul during a nuclear summit. 

"The focus of the meeting was to discuss the US Pakistani military relationship ," Pentagon press secretary, George Little, told reporters in Washington. "We are hopeful that ground supplies routes would open in the near future, which is important to our effort in Afghanistan ," he said. 

Though this is the first visit to Islamabad by a senior US military official since the incident, there has been high level contacts between the military officials of the two countries, he said. "We believe very strongly that the relationship with Pakistan is very important ," Little said.

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