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Gen. Votel seeks Pakistan’s sincere efforts in war against terrorism

Gen. Votel seeks Pakistan’s sincere efforts in war against terrorism

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US CENTCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel has stressed over Pakistaninfo-icon’s practical steps in fighting against terrorism, a statement from the National Security Council said on Tuesday.

Gen. Votel made the remarks during a meeting with the National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib. Defense, interior ministers were present during the meeting.

The CENTCOM Commander and Mohib discussed the security situation in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the region, Afghan peace process, fighting terrorism, reforms in security sector and parliamentary elections, the statement said.

Gen. Votel reiterated support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and said the regional countries, particularly Pakistan, must take concrete action in fight against terrorism.

The high-rank US official hailed the progress of Afghan government in bringing reforms in security and defense sectors and anti-corruption and urged the efforts should be continued in this regard.

According to the statement, Mohib appreciated US for continued cooperation in supporting and equipping Afghan security forces. He said the Afghan government was committed in bringing reforms in security sector.

On the other hand, Gen. Votel also met with President Ashraf Ghani and both sides discussed peace process, security situation, joint anti-terror efforts and US strategy for South Asia, a statement from Presidential Palace said.

Votel commended the Afghan government for holding successfully parliamentary polls and praised security forces for maintain security of the elections.

Referring to Kandahar attack, that claimed the life of Gen. Abdul Raziq, former police chief of the province, Votel reaffirmed his country’s support for the Afghan government and people.

Ghani said the Afghan government welcomed any moves that could lead to peace, the statement added.



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