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Allen, Dunford Visit Pakistani Military Chief

From an International Security Assistance Force News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2013 – The current and next commanders of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan visited Pakistan today in the latest in a regular series of engagements aimed at bolstering the ISAF-Pakistan military relationship and improving regional security, ISAF officials reported.

Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. -- who is scheduled to take ISAF’s reins Feb. 10 -- met with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s chief of army staff.

ISAF officials said the generals discussed a variety of issues relating to their mutually shared goals of peace and stability in the region and strengthening cross-border cooperation.

This ongoing strategic dialogue, supported by frequent discussions at lower levels, has enhanced the effectiveness of operations on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, ISAF officials said.

 

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Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen
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