WASHINGTON- Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today held a meeting with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey in Washington and discussed matters pertaining to defence cooperation between Pakistan and the United States.

According to Director General ISPR Major General Asim Bajw, the discussion focused on security and long-term military-to-military relations.

Afghanistan’s situation also came under discussion during these meetings. The Army Chief also held talks with Deputy Secretary Defence Robert Work and Commandant US Marines General Joseph Dunford and discussed various issues of bilateral cooperation.

General Raheel Sharif was also conferred with US Legion of Merit Medal for brave leadership, sagacity, vision, efforts for peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, he was presented salute at an impressive guard of honor ceremony.