Rawalpindi, November 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff’s meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA)Susan Rice at the White House
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff along with Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani met Ambassador Susan Rice, the U.S. National Security Adviser at the White House today.
General Sharif and NSA Rice held in-depth discussions on the ongoing Pakistan-U.S. security issues and expressed satisfaction on the overall positive trajectory in the bilateral relationship.
Both sides reaffirmed their mutual desire and commitment to strengthen their relationship. General Sharif thanked Ambassador Rice for understanding of Pakistan’s perspective on regional security and counter terrorism efforts.
The Chief of Army Staff also apprised NSA Rice on the situation obtaining in the region including violation of ceasefire and shelling by India on LoC and the Working Boundary.
Both sides acknowledged the importance of reinforcing stability in Afghanistan. In this regard, NSA Rice appreciated the high level exchanges between Pakistan and Afghanistan following the inauguration of the new Unity Government led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani. Both sides also recognized the continued need for close coordination and cooperation for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
General Raheel Sharif is in Washington for his first official visit to the United States on the invitation of the U.S Army Chief of Staff.
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Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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