1 Updates

US defense secretary to hold talks in Pakistan

Dec 9 2013, 12:48am CST | by IANS

Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues Monday, officials here said.

Islamabad, Dec 9 — US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues Monday, officials here said. Hagel earlier visited...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

18 weeks ago

US defense secretary to hold talks in Pakistan

Dec 9 2013, 12:48am CST | by IANS

Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues Monday, officials here said.

Islamabad, Dec 9 — US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues Monday, officials here said.

Hagel earlier visited Afghanistan at a time when relations between Washington and Kabul are tense over a proposed security accord that will allow thousands of American troops to stay beyond the 2014 NATO-led internatinal troops' withdrawal, reported Xinhua.

The Pakistani and the US officials said Hagel will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan's new army chief General Raheel Sharif and will review cooperation in the war on terror and peace in Afghanistan.

Officials said both sides will also discuss US-Pakistan security partnership and the post-NATO Afghanistan.

The Pentagon Sunday said Hagel looks forward to continuing candid and productive conversations about "important security partnership and how to address common threats".

Hagel will discuss Afghanistan and the security partnership between Washington and Islamabad, his spokesperson Carl Woog was quoted as saying ahead of the visit.

Relations between Pakistan and the US are under pressure over several issues, particularly the controversial drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal regions.

The US has refused to accept Pakistan's demand for a halt to the drone attacks which the Pakistani leaders describe as an act against its sovereignty.

The issue of the NATO supply line is also expected to prominently figure in the talks as the ruling party in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has blocked the main supply route for over two weeks to protest the drone attacks.

The Pentagon has suspended the withdrawal of military equipment via Pakistan following the blockade.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group is honored to receive the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Association’s National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG’s outstanding Construction Management practices on the 5-year Steam Line & Condensate Replacement Project, serving GSA’s Heating Operations & Transmission Division. This complex $13.6M project accomplished replacing 11,000 LF of underground steam lines that serviced 21 Federal buildings within the District.
 
 
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Law Office of Alena Shautsova, a New York Immigration law firm located in Brooklyn , provides the full spectrum of immigration services including consultations regarding immigration benefits for citizens of troubled territories.
 
 
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Responding to the UN report on climate change mitigation, European innovators working across a range of climate innovation disciplines are stressing that major efforts are well under way in Europe.
 
 
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
Mary Ritter, CEO of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC, calls for greater collaboration between the private, public and academic sectors to develop new solutions to stop further climate change.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

How To Repeat Your Initial Success: Coming Up With An Encore
Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first  book: Sweat Equity which profiled America’s best entrepreneurs. Even though the book is long out of print (so this is as far from a plug as possible), I thought it would be...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition?
Can utilities adapt to emerging innovations that allow customers to “bypass” their services? Or, will power companies become the modern-day dinosaur? The trend is toward more independent customers who are able to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Sungale’s Smart TV Box is Bringing the Fight to the Internet Streaming TV Market
Chino, CA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Sungale, the consumer electronics brand, has been in the Internet TV Box arena for a number of years now, and it is ready to fight for its place at the top. There are a number of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
TraceGains Looks at Future of Foods at Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Event in May
Westminster, CO, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- TraceGains will attend the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) 105th Annual Convention May 4-7, 2014 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Seegrid Featured in US Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics
Pittsburgh, PA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Raymond Corporation has been committed to making quality lift trucks and telematics solutions for fleet optimization. Steve Medwin Director of Systems and Advanced...
Read more on Business Balla
 
System Insights VIMANA Delivers Predictive Analytic Solutions Reports M2MNow
Berkeley, CA, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- System Insights is featured in the current issue of M2MNow. William Sobel, CEO of System Insights and architect of the MTConnect standard remarked, “Even without the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Game of Trust: Shopyourworld.com’s Take on Customer Loyalty Programs
Mumbai, India, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Shopyourworld.com, one of India’s novel e-commerce portals dealing with cross-border trade, analyses the many ways the retail industry tries to hold the customer’...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Game of Trust: Shopyourworld.com’s Take on Customer Loyalty Programs
Mumbai, India, April 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Shopyourworld.com, one of India’s novel e-commerce portals dealing with cross-border trade, analyses the many ways the retail industry tries to hold the customer’...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Beyonce and Paul McCartney work out together
Beyonce and Sir Paul McCartney have been working out together. The two global superstars were spotted together at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles, and the pair have had a number of sessions together "joking like...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
How Box Office Prices For Bruins Playoff Tickets Are Killing The Secondary Ticket Market
The Bruins have a long history of success with six Stanley Cups championships, most recently in 2010-11.  Heading into the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the Boston Bruins are favored by Las Vegas to win their seventh.  While that’...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla