US CENTCOM commander discusses Kashmir, Afghanistan issues with Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: US delegation led by General Kenneth F. Mc Kenzie Jr, Commander US CENTCOM, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa . Geo-strategic environment and regional security including Afghanistan and Kashmir situation discussed. INP

RAWALPINDI, Sept 09 (INP): Commander of the United States Central Command (US CENTCOM), General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Monday.

According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen McKenzie, who is in Pakistan since September 7, along with his delegation met Gen Bajwa.

During meeting, the US CENTCOM commander and the Pakistan Army Chief discussed “geo-strategic environment and regional security including Afghanistan and Kashmir situation”, the military’s media wing added.

Earlier upon his arrival in Pakistan on Saturday, Gen McKenzie along with his 17-member delegation had visited the Tarbela Dam, touring the various components of the project, including the main dam, spillways, reservoir, and the powerhouse.

The US delegation had observed that the US recent grant worth $41 million would extend the useful life of the Tarbela powerhouse by 15-20 years and restore 148 megawatts (MW) of power generation capacity.

Earlier this year, Gen McKenzie met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed with him the US-Pakistan relations and the ongoing Afghan peace talks, among other issues.

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