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Pentagon delegation to visit Pakistan next week

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Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) A high-level delegation of the US Department of Defence will be in Islamabad next week to meet Pakistans civilian and military officials, announced Assistant Secretary of Defence Randall Schriver.

Schriver made the announcement during an event organised by the Pakistani Embassy here on Friday, The News International reported.

In his remarks, Schriver also expressed that ties between the armed forces was one of the strongest pillars and foundations for the relationship.

"We are appreciative of Pakistani leadership in its cooperation in achieving the objective of peace in the region," he said.

Also speaking at the event, Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan said that strong and robust bilateral defence relations have been a hallmark of Pakistan-US relations.

"Our defence cooperation and collaboration has always been a factor for regional peace and the promotion of our shared security interests," he said.


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