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Pak Army chief visits Afghanistan, discusses rise of ISIS

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's Qamar Javed today met with in Kabul, where the two discussed wide range of issues including peace efforts in the strife-torn country, checking the rise of and terror activities along their shared border.

returned here after the day-long visit to Kabul, where he had a one-on-one meeting with Ghani, according to a statement by Army.

"The discussions encompassed wide range of issues especially the ongoing efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan, measures needed to check the rise of and the issue of terrorists taking benefit of the porous border to indulge in terrorism, smuggling and drug trafficking, being often networked together," it said.

also congratulated authorities on recent peace initiatives during the holy month of and Eid and wished that these steps gained more permanence leading toward an enduring peace.

He said the recently-agreed Action Plan for Peace and Stability (APAPPS) was expected to bring more cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

Referring to the border fencing with Afghanistan, he said it would help check terrorism but not pose any hurdle for people on both the sides.

Ghani shared contours of his vision about regional development, efforts to extend ongoing temporary ceasefire and steps related to creating conditions for reconciliation.

The Army also had meetings with Executive and (RSM) John Nicholson, the statement said.

Talking to Nicholson, Bajwa said that Pakistan desires that US and NATO Forces must succeed and leave behind a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, according to the statement.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 00:15 IST