We have "worked closely with (the outgoing Army chief) General (Ashfaq Pervez) Kayani on a range of issues over the course of his time in that position, as you know, he is moving on about and we look forward to working with his replacement," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters.

Lt General Raheel Sharif appointed new Pakistan Army Chief

The US, she said, has a range of security dialogues with Pakistan.

Lt Gen Raheel Sharif, an infantry officer regarded as a moderate, was yesterday appointed as the new army chief to succeed hawkish Gen Kayani who retires on Friday after serving an extended tenure in the all-powerful post.

(Agencies)

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