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US President confirms restoration of the military training program for Pakistan

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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.

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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.

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