Army chiefs of over 30 Asia-Pacific nations to meet in Tokyo

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 20:03

New Delhi: Army chiefs of over 30 countries
of the Asia-Pacific region will discuss humanitarian
assistance and disaster relief at a conference of Pacific
Armies` Commanders to be co-hosted by the US at Tokyo next
week.

Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor will attend the
three-day brainstorming session and during his visit he is
likely to have a one-on-one meeting with the chiefs of armies
from 31 countries in the region.
Though Pakistan and China are invitees to the Sixth PACC
beginning on August 24, sources refused to confirm whether the
two countries would be attending the biennial event or not or
if Gen Kapoor would be meeting the army chiefs of the two
Asian neighbours.

The last PACC meeting took place in Sydney in 2007 in
which Gen Kapoor had attended in his capacity as Vice Chief,
they added.
PAC conferences were started to foster
military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal
relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and
stability between countries operating in the Asia-Pacific
region.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 20:03

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