ISLAMABAD: The top US commander heading troops stationed in Afghanistan met with army chief General Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi on Wednesday to discuss a mechanism for border management along the Pak-Afghan border and review efforts seeking revival of the stalled peace talks.
This was the second visit in a week by General John Nicholson, Commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.
Gen Nicholson had travelled to the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on July 14 to inform the army chief that the mastermind of the December 2014 deadly attack on the Army Public School, Umar Naray alias Khalifa Mansoor, was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan.
However, it was not clear what prompted the top US general to visit Pakistan again in less than a week.
A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the two military commanders during their meeting discussed regional security issues and matters of mutual interest including border management mechanism along Pak-Afghanistan border and way forward for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
“The visiting dignitary lauded the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in breaking the nexus of terrorists and efforts for bringing peace in the region,” the military’s media wing added.