US CENTCOM commander General McKenzie arrives in Pakistan

US CENTCOM commander General McKenzie arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Commander of United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) General Kenneth McKenzie Jr, arrived in Islamabad on Saturday.
The US CENTCOM commander is accompanied by a 17-member delegation to hold important meetings with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership.
During his first visit to Pakistan in April, General McKenzie Jr held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Earlier this year, General McKenzie met with Prime Minister Imran Khan where the two dignitaries discussed the Pak-US relations and the ongoing Afghan peace talks, among other matters.
General McKenzie Jr, who took over as head of the US CENTCOM in May after General Joseph Votel’s retirement, also met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The two top commanders discussed the geo-strategic environment and regional security. The discussion included Afghanistan and the February 27 standoff between the Pakistani and Indian militaries.

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