Afghanistan wants to expand defense ties with Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan. 29 (ANI): Afghan Defence Minister General Bismillah Khan Muhammadi, during a meeting with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, expressed the desire to promote defense relations with Pakistan.

According to an ISPR release, Muhammadi and Kayani discussed defense cooperation and the war on terror, reports The Express Tribune.

The two sides also deliberated on measures that Afghan National Army and Pakistan Army intend to take for an enduring training relationship.

Operationalisation of recently concluded agreement on Tripartite Border Standing Operating Procedures was also discussed in detail. The agreement is aimed at improving existing security cooperation and intelligence sharing mechanisms, on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border. (ANI)

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