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An Afghan delegation headed by General Bismillah Khan Muhammadi, Defence Minister of Afghanistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters today. The visiting delegation also included Major General Afzal Aman, Director General Military Operations, Major General Abdul Manan Farahi, Director General Military Intelligence and Investigation, Major General Payanda Mohammad Nazim, Inspector General Training and Major General Aminullah Karim, Commandant National Defence College Afghanistan.
The two sides discussed matters of professional interest, with particular focus on enhancing mutual defence cooperation and measures that Afghan National Army and Pakistan Army intend initiating for an enduring training relationship. Operationalization of recently concluded agreement on Tripartite Border Standing Operating Procedures was also discussed in detail. The agreement is aimed at improving existing security cooperation and intelligence sharing mechanisms, on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border.