ISLAMABAD: Gen. David Petraeus, the outgoing US commander in Afghanistan, and his soon-to-be successor met with top military leaders in Pakistan on Thursday as the two countries struggled to resolve tensions over the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Petraeus and Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen's visit was part of a flurry over meetings between diplomats and military leaders of the two countries since the May 2 strike against the al-Qaida chief in the northwest Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
Few details were available about the meetings Thursday. The US Embassy said those gathered ''discussed various topics of mutual interest and ways to improve regional security.''
The visiting dignitary remained with the COAS for some time and discussed matters of professional interest, said a press release issued by ISPR.
This could be one of Petraeus last trips to Pakistan, at least in his current capacity.
He is slated to become the next CIA chief. Allen is to succeed Petraeus as commander of the Nato International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
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