COMMENDER ISAF IN AFGHANISTAN GENEARAL JOHN ALLEN VISITS PAKISTAN
By Azhar Masood, Special for All Voices
ISLAMABAD.Aug.1. General John R. Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, traveled to Islamabad on 27 June, 2012 to meet with General, 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.