RAWALPINDI, (SANA): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani met International Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander Joseph F. Dunford on Monday as part of the continuing tri-partite commission effort to strengthen military to military cooperation and regional stability.
COAS General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani asked Gen Dunford that ISAF should cooperate in stopping across border attacks into Pakistan.
COAS on the occasion said that Pakistan wants a peaceful Afghanistan in which Afghan people should play their role.
According to sources, both the commanders agreed to extend cooperation on ending the terrorism on Pak-Afghan border.
This was General Dunford’s first visit to Pakistan in his official capacity as ISAF Commander. Placing a high priority on the ISAF-Pakistan relationship, General Dunford had previously met with General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the days preceding his assumption of command in February.
During the session on Monday, the two military leaders discussed a variety of issues related to strengthening cooperation and pressuring militants who threaten security along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
COAS reiterated Pakistan’s stance and desire for peaceful, stable and united Afghanistan and the need for a successful Afghan-owned-Afghan-led peace process.
He emphasized that the need to continue supporting all efforts to bring peace in Pak-Afghan border region. He urged ISAF to help Pakistan check cross border attacks launched from inside Afghanistan.
“The Pakistani, the Afghans and the international community all desire peace and security in the region. These meetings are important to achieving that goal as we continue to explore ways to expand our relationship”. General Dunford said