Press Release | July 13, 2011

U.S. General James Mattis consults Pakistan Officials

By Courtney Beale , U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (July 13, 2011) — U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. James Mattis visited Pakistan as part of his routine of visiting and consulting with senior Pakistani military and security officials.

Gen. Mattis met with General Kayani, the Chief of the Pakistani Army, and General Wynne, Pakistan’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, to share perspectives on the current relationship between the two militaries and to review the way ahead.

This is Gen Mattis’ fifth visit to Pakistan in his 11 months as CENTCOM commander.