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US CENTCOM chief concludes meetings in Pakistan

Maverick Report

ISLAMABAD: General Lloyd J Austin III, commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), left Pakistan on Friday after a series of meetings with senior Pakistani leaders, the US embassy said in a press release.


While here, General Austin discussed a wide range of common security issues with Secretary of Defense Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, along with other senior military officials.

The release said General Austin was grateful for the opportunity to meet again with his Pakistani counterparts and reaffirmed the importance of the US-Pakistan security relationship to regional stability. They agreed to continue to meet periodically to further common objectives on cross-border cooperation and regional security.

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