COAS General Raheel Sharif meets US Secretary of State John Kerry

WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meets US Secretary of State John Kerry. General Raheel Sharif during his meeting discussed "security-related" issues, officials said. "Secretary Kerry met this morning with Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif to follow up on some of the security-related conversations that he had with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in October," said department spokesperson. During the meeting Kerry reaffirmed his commitment to the US-Pakistan partnership, and its importance in addressing issues of mutual concern and ensuring peace, stability, and prosperity across the region. Richard Olson, the new Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who began his tenure a day earlier, also attended the meeting. ISPR spokesman Director-General ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, said Gen Sharif "highlighted need for resolution of Kashmir." Regional security including Afghanistan and India was discussed during the meeting, Bajwa said referring to the issues discussed in the meeting wherein the two leaders felt the need and measures for regional stability. General Raheel Sharif highlighted Pakistan's perspective on regional security and supported Afghanistan-owned reconciliation process, the challenges and the way forward: DNA India quoted