Leon Panetta, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.—AFP

WASHINGTON: The ISI chief met CIA Director on Monday to discuss ISI demands for greater control over US spy operations on Pakistani soil.

The meeting, at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, represented an attempt by both Leon Panetta and ISI chief Lt-Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha to repair the critical relationship between the two agencies.

Officials indicated the meeting had gone well, though key issues remain unresolved.

“Director Panetta and Gen Pasha held productive discussions today (Monday) and the CIA-ISI relationship remains on solid footing,” Preston Golson, a CIA spokesman, said.—Reuters

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