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Pak-Afghan-US trilateral meeting discuss fighting Daesh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, May 13, IRNA -- A high level meeting between senior military officials of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission stressed upon the need to fight Daesh through complementary efforts in respective areas of operations, Pakistan's military media wing said.

According to the statement of the pakistan army, the Afghan delegation was led by its Director General of Military Operations Major General Habib Hesari and Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Christopher Haas represented Resolute Support Mission while Pakistan was represented by Director General of Military Operations Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza in the meeting at Pakistan army headquarters.

"Border control and management, and measures to curb cross-border fire violations were also discussed," read the statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

During the trilateral meeting, the senior delegates discussed measures for improving military-to-military coordination and cooperation.

All sides also agreed to enhance frequency of bilateral interactions at multiple levels through different command and staff channels to foster an environment of mutual respect, trust, cordiality and cooperation.

This is the first ever trial meeting between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission which discussed the issue of Daesh in the region.

Daesh has a presence in Afghanistan which can be a threat for Pakistan also.

Earlier Pakistan army had said that it will not allow even a shadow of Daesh in Pakistan.

Resolute Support or Operation Resolute Support is a NATO-led train, advise, and assist mission consisting of over 13,000 troops in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which began on January 1, 2015. It is a follow-on mission to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) which was completed on December 28, 2014.


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