US impressed with new Pak Army ChiefDecember 22nd, 2007 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US Defence Minister Robert Gates has said that the United States is impressed by Pakistans new Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani, and Washington would continue to work with him for stamping out terrorism.
He said that the Pakistan Army has made some successes against the terrorists in the Swat Valley.
Gates said that the US was impressed with General Kiyani and his country would soon initiate talks with him, in which, it would be reviewed as to how best the terrorism could be effectively tackled with better training and equipments.
Replying to a question, Gates said that the number of terror incidents in Afghanistan as compared to the previous year has increased.
He said that the challenge of the New Year-2008 was the consolidation of whatever achievements made in Afghanistan, The News reported. (ANI)
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