General Austin holds Regional Security Discussions with Pakistani Leaders


General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani leaders in his recent visit to the country. General Austin had discussions regarding a vast range of common security issues with Secretary of Defense Lt. Gen (Retired) Asif Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, along with other senior military officials.  

General Austin was thankful for the chance to carry on dialogue with his Pakistani counterparts and reassured the significance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship to regional stability.  This was General Austin’s fourth visit to Pakistan ever since supposing command of U.S. Central Command in 2013.



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