Pak`s new envoy to US meets Centcom chief

Sherry Rehman and General James Mattis stressed on need for "equitable" and "transparent" ties between US and Pakistan.

Washington: Pakistan`s new Ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman met with Centcom Commander General James Mattis stressing on need for "equitable" and "transparent" ties between the two countries.

Rehman "stressed the need for both countries to work together to build a relationship that is equitable, transparent and predictable", a statement released by Pakistan embassy here said yesterday.

Rehman added that Pakistan had endured the most sacrifices than any other country in the war against terror, and that they had also contributed the most towards successes in the war.

The press release said General Mattis stressed on the importance of continued collaboration between both countries at all levels, to take the relationship forward "in a mutually beneficial manner".

US Central Command (CENTCOM) is one of 10 combatant commands in the US military.

Located between the European and Pacific combatant commands, US Central Command`s area of responsibility covers the "central" area of the globe and consists of 20 countries including Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The two leaders met a day after the BBC published excerpts from a leaked NATO report that says Pakistan is supporting the Afghan Taliban.