The two sides discussed the need for greater infrastructure development, cross-border communication and information sharing.—File photo

MUSCAT: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Wednesday met with the top military leadership of United States to discuss regional security issues and explore new ways to better coordinate military operations.

The meeting was attended by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen; US Central Command Commander, General James Mattis; US Special Operations Command Commander, Admiral Eric Olson and General David Petraeus, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The two sides, during the meeting, provided operational updates and discussed the need for greater infrastructure development, cross-border communication and information sharing.

“I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss with American officers the progress we have made fighting extremists in our country and to offer them my thoughts about how two sides might better cooperate”, said Kayani.

General Kayani also held a meeting with the Chief of Staff of Sultan’s Armed Forces.

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