WASHINGTON: Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday and discussed bilateral security relations and regional issues.
During the meeting held at the State Department, Gen. Sharif presented Pakistan’s perspective on regional security issues.
According to Director General ISPR, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, Secretary Kerry acknowledged Pakistan’s role in combating terror and the sacrifices the country has made in the ongoing fight. In a tweet on social networking service twitter, Bajwa wrote that Secretary Kerry also praised Pakistan Army’s professionalism and termed it as a truly binding force.
The top American diplomat also welcomed progress in improving Pakistan-Afghanistan relations as a step towards regional stability and assured full U.S. support in this regard, according to tweeted details.