NATO commanders meet Pakistani generals
ISLAMABAD: The four commanders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) separately called on Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Ehsanul Haq and Vice Chief of Army Staff Gen Ahsan Saleem Hayat on Thursday.
The four NATO and ISAF commanders – Gen Egon Ramms, commander of the Allied Joint Air Force Command Brunsseum, Gen David Richards, outgoing British commander of the ISAF in Afghanistan, Gen John Craddock, supreme allied commander in Europe, and Gen Dan McNeil, new NATO commander in Afghanistan – are in Islamabad on a two-day visit.
“It was basically an introductory visit after change in commands in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and International Security Assistance Force. However, matters related to peace and security in Afghanistan and Taliban did come under discussion,” sources told Daily Times without giving details.
Online adds: The foreign commanders appreciated the Pakistan Army’s role in the war against terrorism and Pakistan’s efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan, sources said.
The sources added that the Pakistani commanders briefed the delegation about the objectives of the army’s plan to fence and mine the Pak-Afghan border.