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Need to maintain strong military ties with Pak: US General

A top American general has told the country s lawmakers that the United States needs to maintain strong military ties with Pakistan. The statement comes ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan s meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House later this month. While we have suspended security assistance and paused major defense dialogues, we need to maintain strong military-to-military ties based on our shared interests, General Mark A Milley, who has been nominated as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in response to written questions for his confirmation hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. President s South Asia Strategy recognises Pakistan as a key partner in achieving US interests in South Asia, including developing a political settlement in Afgha defeating al-Qa ida (AQ) and ISIS-Kh providing logistical access for US and enhancing regional stability, he said on Thursday. If confirmed as Chairman, my objective would be to .

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