According to the BBC report:
Gen Jones – who is on a tour of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India – said that Washington and Islamabad face a common battle against extremists.
“Terrorism is not simply the enemy of America,” he said. “It is a direct and urgent threat to the Pakistani people,” he said in a statement after meetings.
He described the Pakistani government’s push against militants a “tremendous confidence-builder for the future”.
“That translates into popular support in the United States for what the government is trying to do, what the army is trying to do, and it obviously helps us in our overall fight,” he said in a TV interview.
“It’s a very, very important moment right now, it’s a strategic moment, and the relationship is definitely (moving) in the right direction.”