Raheel Sharif calls for steps to ensure Afghan peace


WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif held meetings with top US defence officials at Pentagon, with defence cooperation between the two countries dominating the discussion, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted on Wednesday.

According to a series of tweets posted by Bajwa, Gen Raheel met US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter and Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert O Work, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Gen Joseph Dunford, Army Chief of Staff Gen Mark Milley and Centcom (Central Command) chief Gen Lloyd Austin. During the meetings, Gen Raheel and American officials discussed defence cooperation between US and Pakistan and the need for enhanced defence coordination, said Lt-Gen Bajwa.