US, Pakistan discuss Afghan reconciliation drive
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Top Obama administration officials and Pakistani diplomats have conferred on regional security, including efforts for promoting reconciliation in Afghanistan.
US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson, Special Assistant to President Obama Dr. Peter Lavoy and Commander of Resolute Support Mission Gen John Nicholson visited Islamabad on Thursday.
In a meeting with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, Dr Lavoy appreciated Pakistan’s outreach to Afghanistan and efforts aimed at securing peace and stability in the war-torn country.
The visit by Dr Lavoy and other officials is part of regular Pak-US exchanges, according to a source in the Foreign Office. Chaudhry renewed Pakistan’s resolve to not allow anyone to use its soil against any country.
The US delegation also met Chief of Army Staff Gen Sharif to discuss regional security issues and a management mechanism for the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the Foreign Office said.
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