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Gen. Campbell, Pak army chief discuss Afghan peace push

Gen. Campbell, Pak army chief discuss Afghan peace push

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Dec 22, 2015 - 16:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Resolute Support (RS) Commander Gen. John F Campbell has discussed regional security issues with Pakistaninfo-icon’s Chief of Armey Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi.

Gen. Campbell called on the COAS at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in the garrison town on Monday and discussed with him a wide range of issues, including the Afghan peace process.

The meeting of the two generals came at a time when efforts have gained momentum for revival of the peace process, which was derailed by the announcement of Talibaninfo-icon supreme leaders Mullahinfo-icon Omar’s death in late July.

The Afghan-led reconciliation process is expected to resume within a couple of weeks, as hectic diplomatic moves continue to yield encouraging results, says an official familiar with talks behind closed doors.

As part of ongoing consultations, the Pakistan Army chief would air-dash to Kabul within days for talks with top Afghan leadership, including President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah and other officials.

One Peshawar-based diplomat, privy to the consultative process, confided to Pajhwok Afghan News Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif would visit Kabul this week in response to an invitation from Ghani.

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