CENTCOM visits GHQ after Trump calls off peace talks

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th Sep, 2019. 06:27 pm

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has met with 14th commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) General Kenneth F. McKenzie at General Headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

According to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting the overall situation of the region including Afghanistan and Kashmir was discussed.

ISPR said that the Army Chief and the US Central Command Commander also discussed the region’s Geo-strategic environment.

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie arrived in Pakistan with high level delegation.

After a day-long visit days General Kenneth McKenzie later returned with a 17-member delegation.

An American defense delegation departed to Afghanistan on a C-forty plane from Noor Khan Airport.

American high level delegation Visit occurred after US President Donald Trump had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader and said that abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war.

On Saturday 7 September, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, albeit separate, talks with the two sides Sunday in Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, but that the Taliban’s persistent, grisly campaign of violence made them untrustworthy partners.

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,” Trump said in a tweet.

He further wrote “Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations.”

“What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? They didn’t, they only made it worse!” Trump said.

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