RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif during a day long official visit to Kabul held separate meetings with Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, NSA Hanif Atmar, Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Muhammadi, and Afghan Chief of General Staff, General Sher Muhammad Karimi and discussed bilateral military ties and cooperation in defence sector with them.
ISPR said that Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif congratulated the newly elected Afghan President and expressed the hope that election of new government in Afghanistan will prove to be a historic opportunity to transform Pak-Afghan relations into a ‘warm and mutually beneficial’ relationship. He reiterated that peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s best interest and the only way to ensure regional security was to treat terrorism as our common enemy. During his meetings with Afghan Defence Minister and Chief of General Staff, Afghan military officials briefed the Pakistani delegation over latest security situation in Afghanistan. General Raheel Sharif offered full range of training courses and facilities in Pakistan’s training institutions to Afghan security forces. INP