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Kayani, Mullen to meet in Spain in bid to mend US-Pak military ties

Thursday - Sep 15, 2011, 03:01pm (GMT+5.5)
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Islamabad - Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen will meet in Spain later this week on the sidelines of a NATO conference, to inject fresh momentum into efforts for normalising military ties between both nations.

The commanders will be at Seville in Spain for NATO’s Chiefs of Defence annual conference on Sept 16-17.

US Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Captain John Kirby confirmed that Kayani and Mullen “would be having a conversation in Spain”, the Dawn reports.

The meeting would not just be a farewell meeting between Gen Kayani and Admiral Mullen, who is retiring later this month, as Captain Kirby said that it would involve “substantial discussions”.

The two are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, particularly those that strained US-Pak ties in the aftermath of the May 2 US raid on the Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad.

However, the highlight of the talks would be formalisation of an accord on the return of US military trainers, who were expelled from Pakistan in an angry reaction to the raid, the paper said, attributing to

one source.

“We would tell them how many trainers we require and in which areas,” said a senior Pakistani official, in a clear indication that the Pakistan military had reviewed its hard line position on US trainers’

presence in the country.


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