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General Raheel to meet Kerry today

WASHINGTON: The army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif, will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday before flying back to Pakistan after a two-week stay in the United States.

The US-Pakistan Defence Consultative Group also meets in Washington in two weeks, diplomatic sources said.

They said that the United States also planned to continue economic and military assistance to Pakistan after the current arrangement ends.

Gen Sharif came to the United States earlier this month for talks on strategic issues and on Operation Zarb-i-Azb.

He has already met senior officials at the White House, the State Department and the US Department of Defence.

He also met US services chiefs and visited headquarters of the US Central Command for talks on issues related to US strategies in the Pak-Afghan region. The Central Command oversees US military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.