Pakhtunkhwa Times

Top US Officials In Islamabad

Posted in 1 by ppfcanada on April 7, 2009

ISLAMABAD: The visiting US Assistance Secretary of State for South Asia, Richard Boucher and the new chief of US Central Command, General Petraeus called on President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar and Chief of Army Staff, General Pervez Ashraf Kayani.

Both sides discussed different issues pertaining to the war against terrorism, Pak-US relations, situation along the Pak-Afghan border and other matters of mutual concern.

Issues regarding the US drone attacks also came under discussion.

Later, the Defense Minister, Ahmad Mukhatr said that they discussed the problems which Pakistan is presently confronting. He said that the US side was very receptive.

The minister said that the American officials believed in our government because previously there was more rhetoric than action but now there is more action than rhetoric.

The minister said that the US officials appreciated that we take it as war against Pakistan, adding that its is our war, which we are fighting for our survival.

Commander US CENTCOM, General David Petraeus also visited General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and called on the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.

The two generals exchanged views on bilateral relations, Pak-US Defence ties and present regional situation.

Richard Boucher and General Petraeus arrived in the federal capital on Sunday night.

Later, General Petraeus also called on the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid and discussed matters of mutual interest with him.

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