Pakistan role to combat terror vital: CEO
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and NATO’s European command on Thursday while terming Pakistan’s role crucial for combating the menace of terror, underlined greater cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul to ensure peace in the region.
A statement from the CEO office said that US Air force Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is the commander of US- European Command and NATO allied Command Operations discussed a number of issues in the meeting.
NATO’s commander for Afghanistan Gen. John F Campbell was also present in the meeting. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his visit to Pakistan two months back sought the help of Pakistan to jointly fight the terror.
The cooperation of the neighboring country to fight terrorism has intensified after a group of Pakistani militants stormed a military-run school and killed more than 142 people, most of them students.
During the meeting, both the officials discussed to improve Afghan air forces, urged on long-term Afghanistan-US forces’ cooperation and extension of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan if needed.
Bleedlove appreciated the Afghan government for its cooperation with NATO and stressed on multilateral cooperation between Afghan and American forces.
NATO’s combat mission ended after 13 years of fighting against insurgency in and started its new mission of training Afghan forces.
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