WASHINGTON: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt-Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha departed Washington on Thursday after meeting Acting Director Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Morell, Special Representative AfPak Mark Grossman and officials from the White House and the US state department.
A senior US government official has said that the meeting between DG ISI and his CIA counterpart went very well and both sides agreed on a number of steps that will improve Pakistan and the United States’ national security.
Another source familiar with the meetings said that they were held in a cordial environment. The source said that the subjects of the meetings included co-operation in intelligence matters, Pakistan's concerns and respect for its limitations.
A senior official at the Pakistani embassy in Washington said the meetings helped stabilise the intelligence partnership between the two countries.
"Both sides were able to agree on the way forward in intelligence," the Pakistani official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
"This visit has put the intelligence component back on track completely."
Pasha made a brief visit to Washington, arriving on Wednesday and leaving on Thursday, to meet with Acting CIA Director Michael Morell and other intelligence officials. Both sides sought to renew ties of cooperation and move forward in an often challenging relationship.
WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM REUTERS
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