Nepal, US discuss ways to boost military ties

Nepal and the US discussed ways to boost bilateral military cooperation during a key visit of a top American commander.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 19:04 PM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal and the US on Sunday discussed
ways to boost bilateral military cooperation during a key
visit of a top American commander.

Lt Gen Francis J. Wiercinski, Commanding General
US Army, Pacific (USARPAC), met Nepal Army`s Chief of Staff,
Gen Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, and discussed matters relating
to cooperation between the two military organizations.

Gen Wiercinski, who arrived here on a four-day official
visit, will discuss collaboration and management with the
Nepalese military of possible mega disaster relief works in
future, Nepal Army`s spokesman Ramindra Chhetri said.

The top American commander will pay a visit to the School
of Jungle Warfare Training Centre in southern Nepal`s
Amlekhjung and and visit Mid-division Army Headquarters in
Hetauda in central Nepal.

He will also pay an inspection visit to Nepal Army`
Training Centre at Panchkhal in the east of Kathmandu and
Commanding Staff College.

PTI