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Pakistan army chief in Kabul, offers military training

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Srinagar: (VoV Monitoring Desk) Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday afternoon and held a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to discuss issues of mutual interests, said a statement of the presidential palace on Monday.

He has offered military training to Afghan soldiers in Pakistan and has shown willingness to embark on the path of military cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan, reported some news agencies.

“In the meeting, a variety of issues including the war on terror, regional security, bilateral relations, peace and stability, trade and transit relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan were discussed,” the statement said.

The visit of Pakistan’s top military official to Kabul came amid increasing militancy in Afghanistan and Washington’s new strategy on the conflict-hit country where the United States has been experiencing its longest war in its history.

President Ghani stressed at the meeting the importance of taking practical steps to consolidate trust and confident environment between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the statement said.

Pakistan Army Chief of Staff General Bajwa said at the meeting that his country “would provide any cooperation in war on terrorism and supports an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace talks,” it added. (Agencies)

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