Army chief, ISAF commander discuss Operation Zarb-e-Azb

Published: September 15, 2014
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Commander ISAF General John Campbell (L) and army chief General Raheel Sharif (R) PHOTO: WWW.ISAF.NATO.INT

Commander ISAF General John Campbell (L) and army chief General Raheel Sharif (R) PHOTO: WWW.ISAF.NATO.INT

RAWALPINDI: International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) Commander General John Campbell met with army chief General Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi on Monday.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the two discussed matters of mutual interest, including the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan, the latest situation in Afghanistan and coordination along the Pak-Afghan Border during their meeting.

On June 26, General Joe Dunford turned over command to General Campbell as commander of the ISAF in Afghanistan during a ceremony in Kabul. This is Campbell’s first visit to the General Headquarters (GHQ) after assuming the role of commander Isaf in June.

Earlier, while General Dunford was still in command, the top military commanders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Isaf decided to continue the process of bringing peace in Afghanistan as the new Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government took office in Islamabad.

The trilateral meeting in Rawalpindi on June 8 was attended by Isaf commander General Joseph F Dunford, CGS ANA General Sher Mohammad Karimi and Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

The trilateral meeting discussed matters relating to coordination on the Pak-Afghan border and protocols put in place to improve border control.

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  • Sep 15, 2014 - 9:41PM

    The importance of shared cooperation between the U.S., ISAF, Pakistan and Afghanistan remains imperative due to the common threat posed by the terrorists in the region. The recent attacks by the terrorists on both sides of the border remind us that our common enemies continue to work against our shared peace objectives in the region. These meetings between our officials allow us to address our shared concerns in the region, and further improve cooperation and coordination between our nations. It is our wish to see peace prevail throughout the region, and we certainly hope to see the regional partners working together in a healthy partnership for the sake of achieving our common objectives.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

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