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Pakistan will always Remain an Important Country for the US: CENTCOM

WASHINGTON – Commander of US Central Command (CENTOM), General Joseph Votel, said Pakistan would always be a “country of importance” for the United States, Pakistan Today reported Friday.
In his testimony before the Senate Committee on the Armed Forces, General Joseph stated: “As a state possessing nuclear weapons and at the center of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian and American geopolitical interests, Pakistan will always retain its importance for the world.
Considering recent efforts by Pakistan for the Peace Talks with the Taliban, the senior US military official hailed Pakistan’s cooperation with the Special Representative of the State Department for Reconciliation in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad.
“Our position vis-à-vis Pakistan is to support our colleagues in the State Department in seeking a diplomatic solution with Islamabad to end the conflict in Afghanistan, while ensuring that Pakistan’s actions are respected and taken into account in any future agreement,” he added.
He acknowledged the importance of military cooperation between the two countries.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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