Pak, Afghan, US top commanders discuss prevailing situation along Pak-Afghan border

October 16th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , Oct 16 (ANI): Top military commanders from Pakistan , Afghanistan and NATO met here last evening for their first three-way talks since the US forces infuriated Pakistan last month with an attack on a border village.

The commanders also discussed the prevailing condition in the tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, his Afghan counterpart Gen Bismullah Khan, and the commander of Afghanistan s NATO force, General David McKiernan, attended the talks, reported The News.

Cooperation between the military in Pakistan and Afghan and Western forces in Afghanistan is seen as vital as militant violence intensifies on both sides of the Afghan border. But, the US impatience has grown over what it sees as Pakistan s failure to eliminate the militant threat in remote sanctuaries on its side of the frontier.

The military commanders held a meeting of the Tripartite Commission at the GHQ in Rawalpindi to review security along the border, the paper quoted Pakistan military sources as saying.

While the forum expressed satisfaction at the current level of cooperation, it also discussed steps for better coordination and enhanced cooperation to avoid misunderstandings, the Pakistan Army said in the statement. (ANI)

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