The Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, wishes to continue the US’s “key partnership in the region” with Pakistan after his first-ever visit to Pakistan, the US Embassy said on Wednesday.
“This visit is significant in continuing to build the relationship between our two militaries and countries,” Lt Gen Garrett was quoted as saying.
While in Islamabad for a three-day visit, Lt Gen Garrett visited the National Counter Terrorism Training Centre in Pabbi. While at the centre, he was briefed about Pakistan’s efforts to train soldiers to combat terrorist groups.
Lt Gen Garrett discussed operations, training, and other areas of military cooperation between Pakistan and the US with various high ranking officials of the Pak Army, including Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Bilal Akbar; the Director General (DG) of Military Training, Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh; and the DG of Military Operations, Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza.