The United States (US) and Pakistan have agreed to improve their military ties, notably in the areas of training and operations.
An accord was achieved between Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu and Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich, commander of the United States Air Forces Central Command, during their meeting on Monday in Islamabad.
The meeting focused on improving bilateral and military collaboration, as well as discussing the current security situation in the region. The foreign official praised Pakistan’s efforts to foster regional peace and pledged to further cooperate in a variety of areas during his visit.
He also praised the PAF’s extraordinary success over the years, particularly due to indigenization, as well as the professionalism of the PAF’s troops.
The Commander expressed his deepest sympathies to the people of Pakistan for the loss of life and destruction caused by the recent floods, and he lauded the efforts of the Pakistan Air Force to provide aid and assistance to those affected.
During his remarks, the Air Chief reaffirmed his commitment to further strengthening the bilateral cooperation between the two strategic partners and noted the friendly connections shared by the two nations.
He also discussed his plans for enhancing PAF’s technological capabilities to better deal with shifting geopolitical and security threats.
There is consensus between the two countries on all major problems affecting regional peace, security, and stability, he added, which makes for strong diplomatic, economic, and defence ties.