ISI, CIA chiefs to meet in August: drone attacks will be main agenda
Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Zaheer-u-ul Islam will hold talks in Washington on August 1-3 with his CIA counterpart, a military statement said, with drone strikes expected to be a major issue.
It is the first time in a year that the chief of the Pakistain military's powerful ISI will make the trip, signalling a thaw in relations after US troops found and killed the late Osama bin Laden
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in Pakistain in May 2011.
Lieutenant General Islam, who was appointed in March, "will visit USA from 1st to 3rd August. This will be a service-to-service bilateral visit," the statement said.
"He will meet his counterpart General David Petraeus, director CIA." The short statement gave no other details, but a senior Pak security official earlier told AFP that the pair would discuss counter-terror cooperation and intelligence sharing.
The ISI chief would also demand an end to US drone attacks against the Taliban and al Qaeda, and again ask for the means for Pakistain to carry out the attacks instead, the security official said.
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