Top military officials from Pakistan and the US have expressed ‘satisfaction’ with the resumption of intelligence sharing between their countries’ premier intelligence agencies to hunt down ‘high-value targets’ but have yet to overcome their differences on a full-scale military offensive in North Waziristan.
US Central Command (Centcom) Commander General James N Mattis held talks with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday to discuss a host of issues concerning ties between the two countries and the regional situation, according to a brief statement issued by the ISPR.
General Mattis could not meet Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who was in Quetta, said a military official requesting anonymity.
The official said General Mattis and General Wynne reviewed the situation following the visit last month by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm Mike Mullen.
“They (Mattis and Wynne) expressed satisfaction over the revival of intelligence cooperation between the two countries,” the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2011.
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