US Commander departs Pakistan

The Commander of United States Central Command General James Mattis ended the series of talks with top Pakistani army officials and departed from Pakistan on Thursday morning.

Army Chief of Pakistan General Ashfaq Ahmed, US Commander General James Mattis, and the commander of International Security Assistance Force of NATO John Allis had conducted several rounds of talks in the last few days and spoken about the peace and security conditions of Pakistan and the role US has to play in the operations taking place in Afghanistan via Pakistan.

The officials also exchanged views over the militant activities taking place at the border and the cross border communication between the two countries. General James Mattis appreciated the contribution and efforts made by the military of Pakistan to eliminate extremism and violent actions all over the globe and expressed grief and condolences over the death of those individuals who gave up their life in the cause.

The two US officials also thanked the Pakistani officials over their cooperation and efforts for reconciliation and acknowledged restoration of friendly relationship between the two countries and emphasized on the national interest of both countries. He also said peace and cooperation within the two countries is also necessary not only for US operations in Afghanistan but also to the entire region.

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