COAS, Afghan Chief of General Staff, Commander of ISAF discuss security situation

ISLAMABAD: A four-star level meeting was held at Afghan Ministry of Defence, Kabul on Monday during which the participants reviewed the current security situation in Afghanistan.

The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Afghan Chief of General Staff General Sher Muhammad Karimi and Commander of ISAF General Joseph Dunford, says a press release.

Besides the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan National Security Forces in the wake of US/ISAF drawdown, enhanced bilateralism between Pakistan and Afghanistan with particular emphasis on coordination arrangements along Pakistan-Afghanistan Border was also deliberated upon during the meeting.

Afghan military officials also briefed the Pakistani delegation over latest security situation in Afghanistan with special emphasis on Afghan Presidential elections.

Later, separate meetings of COAS were held with the Afghan Acting President Younis Qanooni and Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Muhammadi. Matters of mutual interest were discussed during these meetings.