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US concerned for peace in Indo-Pacific region, says Commander Davidson in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

The US is concerned for peace in the strategic region, a top American said here Friday as he called on K P on the last day of his two-day visit to

Philip S Davidson, of the Command, also called on and discussed ways to strengthen the partnership between the two countries' armies.

He said the was concerned for peace in the region.

"Since I have greater responsibility as the of the US Indo-Pacific, I am concerned about the peace in the Indo-Pacific region," he was quoted as saying in a statement.

The commander's remarks came amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

The US commander also called on and visited the at Panchkhal, it said.

During his meeting with Pokharel, Davidson appreciated the Army's contribution to the world peace, saying it has "helped establish its positive image across the world."

Pokharel lauded the joint military trainings being held by and the US. He urged the to assist Nepal in the skill development sector of Nepal Army, upgradation of and logistics required for disaster management.

Davidson, commander of America's oldest and largest military command based in who arrived in on Thursday, also held discussions with on cooperation between the two armies.

Thapa will be conferred with the honorary rank of 'of Indian Army' by on Saturday.

The begins his four-day visit on Saturday during which he will hold wide-ranging talks with top brass of the with an aim to further expand bilateral military cooperation.

"Such types of high level visits of the two countries will further strengthen military ties between the two countries," said in a statement.

Davidson returned home on Friday wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, it said.

was conferred with the title of honourary general of the by Nepalese during his visit to the country in 2017.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:15 IST