US, Pakistan to expand cooperation on emerging threats, Biden tells Gen Raheel

Published: November 20, 2015
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. PHOTO: TWITTER @ASIMBAJWA

US Vice President Joe Biden and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. PHOTO: TWITTER @ASIMBAJWA

United States Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed on Friday the country’s commitment to work closely with Pakistan in all areas of mutual interest while expanding cooperation to counter new and emerging threats.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, who is currently on a visit to the US, met Biden at the White House.

US senators hail Pakistan’s fight against terror

“Acknowledging Pakistan’s crucial role for peace, US vice president recognised Pakistan’s immense sacrifices both in terms of human lives and economic losses,” DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said.

Lauding Pakistan’s contributions towards the war against terror, Biden said ,”US wants to further improve the growing relationship.”


During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, regional security and stability.

Army chief calls for global response against terrorism

Further, discussing Pakistan’s stance on the war against terror, the army chief apprised Biden of “Pakistan’s perspective of maintaining security and stability in the country, which he emphasised, needs to be understood.”

Biden and the army chief also stressed on the need for early resumption of Afghan peace process in order to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan, something that is extremely critical for peace and stability in the region.

Earlier on Thursday senior US senators acknowledged Pakistan’s ongoing fight against terrorism, saying it had ‘degraded’ militant networks in the country.

Washington rendezvous: Road to peace runs through Kashmir, says Gen Raheel

The admission of Pakistan’s crucial role in the war on terror came from members of the US Senate panels on intelligence and armed services – two key portfolios – during a meeting with Gen Raheel in Washington DC.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Parvez
    Nov 20, 2015 - 12:57PM

    The COAS has to understand that he is required more at home than abroad…….5 days in the US ?Recommend

  • Blithe
    Nov 20, 2015 - 1:06PM

    Borat rules the world!!Recommend

  • Neutral
    Nov 20, 2015 - 3:12PM

    US can’t simply ignore pak this time. Pakistan has shifted interests more towards china and Russia and US is well aware of factsRecommend

  • Nov 21, 2015 - 9:44PM

    USA and Pakistan should not just share regional intelligence but also world wide intelligence.
    Anyway, USA should sell counter terrorism and counter insurgency equipment to Pakistan.
    No other country should be involved in the US-PAKISTAN relations….none of the political parties in USA should try to dominate over US-PAKISTAN relations for e.g congress.
    USA should provide 8 global response cutter vessels, 8 f-16 vipers and m-16 rifles.
    If defense will be strong Pakistan will be able to strengthen its economy.Recommend

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