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Pakistan, US agree to enhance defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to enhance defence cooperation.

The understanding came during meeting of the Pakistan-US Defence Consultative Group in Washington.  Pakistan side was led by Defence Secretary retired Lt. General Muhammad Alam Khattak while US Under Secretary of Defence Ms. Christine E. Wormuth led her country’s team.

A joint statement issued after the meeting said the two sides expressed satisfaction over promotion of cooperation in security sector. They also agreed to continue cooperation for regional security and peace.

The United States reiterated that it would continue to provide assistance for boosting capacity of Pakistani security forces.

Pakistan expressed its resolve to take the on-going operation against terrorism to its logical conclusion.

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