COAS visits Kabul; meets Afghan President, US Military leadership

KABUL: COAS on way back from Tajikistan had brief stop over at Kabul. Apart from attending change of Command Ceremony of Resolute Support Mission – 1

Held meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Palace & separately with US Military Leadership including CJS General Dunford, CENTCOM General Austin & Resolute Support Mission Commander General Nicholson – 2

Focus of discussion; regional security, border management, operation coordination of Shawal Operation to check terrorists trying to flee across border into Afgn-3

Meetings Reviewed & expressed their optimism for positive outcome of reconciliation process being pursued through the ongoing QCG framework-4

COAS reiterated whole hearted support to Afghanistan leadership for peace, stability in Afghanistan-5

Afghan leadership acknowledged Pak Army’s efforts & achievements in war vs terrorism & its role 4 bringing regional peace, stability-6. Special Correspondent