Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said that a robust and forward looking defence partnership between Pakistan and the US is critical for security and stability of the region. He made these remarks addressing officers of the Staff Course and War course at Marine Corps University in Quantico.
Ambassador Jilani opined that Pakistan and the United States have together made valuable gains in fighting Al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks and there is a mutual desire to further build on this fruitful cooperation.
He appreciated the US support in building Pakistan’s capacity in meeting its security challenges. Pakistan, he said, remains unequivocally committed to defeat terrorism from its territory.
The Ambassador highlighted recent achievements in the defence partnership: including cooperation in Countering the threat of IEDs, improved cross border coordination , smooth movement of retrograde cargo on the GLOCs and bilateral cooperation in maritime security. He added that Pakistan and the US can accomplish even better results by further deepening bilateral friendship and trust.
The Ambassador also had an interactive round table discussion with senior fellows of the War course at the University.
Senior faculty members of the Marine Corps University also attended the event.
March 07, 2014