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Senior British, Pakistani defense officials visit Afghanistan

By Sajad - Tue Nov 20 2012, 9:35 pm

Senior British and Pakistani military officials on Tuesday visited capital Kabul to meet Afghan president Hamid Karzai and other government officials.

Afghan Presidential Palace Media Office following a statement announced, “President Hamid Karzai met today with General David Richards, British Chief of the Defence Staff to discuss issues of mutual interest.”

The source further added, “At the meeting held in the Presidential Palace, the two sides discussed the peace process in Afghanistan, and bilateral relations and cooperation between their countries beyond 2014.”

“President Karzai and the Chief of the Defence Staff described as successful the ongoing peace process in the country. It was hoped that immediate and effective actions be taken to this end.”, Afghan Presidential Palace Media office said following the statement adding that, “Both the sides had talks on bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, urging for a close cooperation between the two states against terrorism and radicalism.”

Discussions were also made in the meeting on Afghanistan-Pakistan-Britain next trilateral session, which was agreed to be held in a near future.

Int the meantime a number of political observers believe that Pakistan is not honest in Afghan peace talks process and supports militants groups in Afghanistan.

Pakistani Chief of the Defense Staff also met with the Afghan defense minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi and invited him to visit Pakistan.

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