ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Thursday met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived here on Wednesday on a two day visit.
According to sources, ISAF commander in Afghanistan Gen David Petraeus, ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shujah Pasha, Afghan army and Intelligence chief were also present during the meeting,
Matters related to regional security, Pak-Afghan border situation, and cooperation between Pakistan, Afghanistan and ISAF in war against terror were discussed.
Sources told that Afghan President lauded the role and sacrifices made by the Pakistani army for elimination of terror and said that in order to defeat the extremist we need to devise a strategy keeping in view the ground realities. He said that Afghan govt is only negotiating with those Taliban who don not have any link with Al-Qaeda and they want peace and stability.
During the meeting views were also exchanged on enhancing security and intelligence cooperation to control border infiltrations.
Stress was also made on effective contact and cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan security forces and intelligence agencies for peaceful holding of parliamentary election in Afghanistan which are being held tomorrow.
Matters related to new offensive against Taliban extremists in Afghanistan were also discussed.