Gen. Raheel reiterates support for Afghanistan peace
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, who made a brief stopover in Kabul on Wednesday, met with President Ashraf Ghani and reiterated his support to the Afghan leadership for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen. Raheel had a brief stopover in Kabul while returning from a day-long official visit to Tajikistan.
The ISPR said Gen Raheel held meeting with the Afghan President at the Presidential Palace and reiterated his whole hearted support to the Afghan leadership for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The Afghan leadership acknowledged Pakistan Army’s efforts and achievements in the war against terrorism and its role for bringing regional peace and stability, the statement said.
Raheel also attended a Change of Command ceremony of the Resolute Support Mission in Kabul and also held separate meetings with the US military leadership including the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, Commander of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) General Lloyd J Austin, and Commander of the NATO Resolute Support Mission US Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr.
The top military leaders discussed matters relating to regional security, border management operations, and operational coordination of the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan's Shawal valley to check terrorists trying to flee across border into Afghanistan.
The meetings reviewed and expressed their optimism for positive outcome of the reconciliation being pursued through the ongoing Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) framework, said the ISPR press statement.
The meetings focused on checking cross-border movement of terrorists and coordination regarding the Pakistan Army's Shawal offensive.
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