18 Sep '11, 12pm

Military leaders meet to salvage US-Pakistan ties

Military leaders meet to salvage US-Pakistan ties

WASHINGTON: The top US and Pakistani military leaders met in Spain to discuss ways to shore up strained ties after a US raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a spike in violence in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen and his Pakistani counterpart General Ashfaq Kayani sat down for more than two hours of talks late Friday on the sidelines of a NATO conference in Seville, Mullen's spokesman Captain John Kirby told AFP Saturday. "They agreed that the relationship between our two countries remained vital to the region and that both sides had taken positive steps to improve that relationship over the past few months," Kirby said. "They also discussed the state of military-to-military cooperation and pledged to continue to find ways to make it better." It was the first meeting between the pair since the May 2 nighttim...

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