Islamabad: The Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, in his first ever visit to Pakistan has wished to continue the US’s “key partnership in the region” the US Embassy said on Wednesday.
Lt Gen Garrett on his three day visit to Pakistan visited the National Counter Terrorism Training Centre in Pabbi, where he was briefed about Pakistan’s efforts to train soldiers to combat terrorist groups.
Lt Gen Garrett discussed operations, training, and other areas of military cooperation between Pakistan and the US with various high ranking officials of the Pakistan Army, including Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Bilal Akbar; the Director General (DG) of Military Training, Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh; and the DG of Military Operations, Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh
“This visit is significant in continuing to build the relationship between our two militaries and countries,” Lt Gen Garrett was quoted as saying after his visit.
The US Army Central Command engages with Pakistan’s military through military-to-military information exchanges, regional symposia, and multilateral and bilateral exercises.