ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif is set to visit the United States next week to hold talks with top officials on security issues including the stalled Afghan peace process, the military said Sunday.
“COAS will visit USA from 15-20 November. Will hold meetings with military and political leadership on wide ranging security issues,” military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa announced on Twitter.
A senior Pakistani security official told AFP that the two sides would also discuss reconciliation in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s ongoing military operations against militants in tribal areas.
General Sharif visited the US last year, where he met with Secretary of State John Kerry and was awarded the US Legion of Merit.
Copyright AFP (Agency France-Press), 2015