Gen John R. Allen visits Pakistan
Rawalpindi, June 29, 2012 (PPI-OT): General John R. Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, travelled to Islamabad on 27 June, 2012 to meet with General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff. The purpose of this trip was to build on the positive momentum established during last month’s meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan-ISAF Tripartite Commission.
During May’s Tripartite gathering, the first such discussion in nearly a year, commanders and key staff discussed issues of tactical, operational and strategic importance including cross-border cooperation. The meeting served as an opportunity to renew everyone’s desire to address topics and issues of mutual importance.
During this visit the commanders specifically discussed the mutual progress being made to eliminate terrorism, combat extremism and ensure that both Pakistan and Afghanistan’s territory is no longer used as safe haven for cross border attacks. The commanders also discussed current operational realities.
“This visit helped advance our efforts to achieve the regional stability. Additionally, the meeting provided us perfect opportunity to refocus our attention on our continuing efforts to eliminate the corrosive effects of extremists operating on both sides of the border” Allen said.
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