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Mohammadi to push NATO for pressure on Pakistan

Mohammadi to push NATO for pressure on Pakistan

Jun 02, 2014 - 20:25

BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon will raise the issue of Pakistani attacks on eastern Kunar province at a two-day NATOinfo-icon defence ministerial meeting scheduled to begin here on Tuesday.

Defence ministers from 28 NATO countries and 20 ISAFinfo-icon partners are all set to hold the two-day summit in this capital city of Belgium.

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu on Monday told a press conference Afghanistan was one of the key issues to be discussed at the meeting.

She said the meeting would discuss the security situation in Afghanistan, ISAF’s current and post-2014 mission, the April 5 elections and the June 14 runoff vote.

Afghan Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi is expected to arrive in Brussels later in the night to attend the meeting.

A senior Afghan official in Brussels, wishing not to be named, told Pajhwok that Mohammadi would present a report to the NATO meeting about the Pakistani attacks on eastern Afghan provinces.

The periodic attacks from Pakistaninfo-icon have been ongoing over the past three years, but have intensified over the past one week.

The Afghan official said Mohammadi would ask NATO counterparts to put pressure on Pakistan to end the attacks.


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