Top US commanders meet Pak Army chief

Top US commanders meet Pak Army chief

The US and Pakistan on Wednesday resumed their high-level military contacts for the first time since a deadly cross-border Nato strike in the country’s restive tribal belt killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year.

The meeting between Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the top US commander in the region, Gen James Mattis, and the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen took place in Islamabad, a day after President Barack Obama met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Seoul during a nuclear summit. “The focus of the meeting was to discuss the US Pakistani military relationship,” Pentagon Press Secretary, George Little, told reporters in Washington.

“We are hopeful that ground supplies routes would open in the near future, which is important to our effort in Afghanistan,” he said.

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