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Pakistan army delegation leaves for Kabul on Wednesday

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Dec 13, IRNA

A top-level delegation of Pakistani army leaves for Kabul on Wednesday on a two-day official visit, the army said on Tuesday.

The Vice Chief of Army Staff General Ahsan Saleem Hayat will lead the Pakistan delegation at the fourteenth meeting of the Pakistan- Afghanistan-US Tripartite Commission on Border Security, the army Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The Afghan delegation will be led by General Bismullah Khan, chief of general staff of the Afghan National Army, while Lt. General Kari Eikenberry, commander Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan will represent the US, it said.

During his stay in Kabul, the vice chief of Army Staff will call on President Hamid Karzai.

He will also hold bilateral meeting with General Bismullah Khan to discuss matters of mutual interest, particularly Pak-Afghan bilateral military cooperation.

This is the first visit by the vice chief of Army Staff to Afghanistan.

Earlier, General Bismullah Khan had visited Pakistan last August to participate in the twelfth meeting of the Tripartite Commission.

The Tripartite meeting would review the Commission's performance and examine ways to further improve cooperation and coordination in the fight against terrorism, the statement said.

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