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Pak-US defence talks on Sept 15: ministry


Islamabad, Sept 13 -- A 14-member Pakistani defense delegation will 
leave for Washington Sunday to take part in the 15th meeting of Pak-US
Defense Consultative Group which will be held in Washington from 15-18
September 2003. 
Defense Secretary, Lt. Gen. Hamid Nawaz Khan will lead Pakistan 
side while Douglas J. Feith, the US Under Secretary for Defense, will 
be at the head of US team and the opening and closing sessions will be
co-chaired by the leaders of the two delegations, a defence ministry 
statement said Saturday. 
The Defense Consultative Group has been sub-divided into three 
working groups which will hold discussions on various agenda items 
pertaining to cooperation in training, exercises, equipment and 
counter terrorism and finalize the minutes before the concluding 
session on 18th. 
During his stay in Washington, Lt. Gen Hamid Nawaz Khan is 
expected to call on Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, Donald 
Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, Condoleezza Rice, National Security
Advisor, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and 
Gen. John P. Abezaid, Combatant Commander, US Centcom, the statement 
The Pak-US Defense Consultative group founded in 1984 was 
re-established last year in accordance with the decisions taken during
President Pervez Musharraf`s visit to Washington in February 2002. 

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