Tripartite Commission reviews Afghan security
By Mohammad Imran
ISLAMABAD: Top military commanders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to continuing operations against Al Qaeda and associated militants.
The participants of the 12th meeting of the Tripartite Commission noted recent improvement in cooperation and information sharing, said a press release issued after the meeting here.
The session began with a series of briefings focused on enhancing regional stability and furthering security measures taken by Afghanistan, Pakistan and the coalition ahead of elections in Afghanistan on September 18. “The participants also reviewed the activities of the Taliban before Afghan National Assembly and Provincial Council Elections,” sources privy to the meeting told Daily Times.
During the plenary session, the parties agreed that the participation of General Bismullah Khan (Afghanistan) and Gen Ahsan Saleem Hyat (Pakistan) signified a step toward enhancing strategic dialogue and understanding between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Tripartite Commission will meet again in October.