Gen Mahmood discusses defence cooperation with US

June 22, 2014

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Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood. – File Photo
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood Sunday discussed matters related to defence cooperation and regional security situation with the civil-military leadership of the United States.

Gen Mahmood, who is on an official visit to the US, held extensive talks with American military and civilian leadership over defence cooperation between the two armed forces and vowed to further enhance these, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“Armed Forces officials with whom the CJCSC met included Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of US General Martin Dempsey, Commander US Central Command General Lloyd J. Austin, Chief of Naval Operations US Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Staff US Army General Ray Odierno, Commander US Special Operations Command Admiral William McRaven,” said the statement.

During the visit, Gen Mahmood also met different officials of US administration which included Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Menendez, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James F. Dobbins, and Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller.

During the talks, the CJCSC highlighted the security perspective of Pakistan and the contributions made by its people and the armed forces in fighting the menace of terrorism.

The post 2014 Afghanistan situation and ramification upon the region also came under discussion.