Nicholson, Raheel confer on Afghan peace drive
Gen. John Mick Nicholson, on his maiden trip to Pakistan, met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif on Monday at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.
A statement from the military said: "Matters of mutual interest and regional security, with particular emphasis on coordination along the Pak-Afghan border and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, were discussed."
A veteran with multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Nicholson commanded the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment as well as the 82nd Airborne Division.
The first round of peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban representatives was held in Murree in July 2015. But the talks collapsed after the Taliban confirmed the death of their founder Mullah Omar.
The visiting commander appreciated success of operation Zarb-i-Azb and Pakistan’s efforts for regional security. The military offensive is said to be in its final phase.
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