US President Donald Trump restores the International Military Education and Training Program (IMET) for Pakistan.
In a statement issued by Assistant Secretary of State for the United States, Alice Wells, said that the program was revived in view of US national security.
However, she said that overall Pakistan’s military grant would remain suspended.
To strengthen mil2mil cooperation on shared priorities & advance US national security, @POTUS authorized the resumption of International Military Education and Training #IMET for Pakistan. The overall security assistance suspension for Pakistan remains in effect. AGW
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) January 3, 2020
The statement further said that military cooperation between the two countries will be strengthened.
It should be noted that the US announced the resumption of Pakistan’s military assistance on July 27, and under this support, the US will provide $ 12.5 million technical and logistical support to F16 aircraft.
It should be noted that under the IMET program, foreign military officers are trained in US military educational institutions such as the US Army War College and the US Naval War College.