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Pakistan offers to train Afghan security forces

03 October 2017

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that his country is willing to help train the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

During a 1 October visit to Kabul, Gen Bajwa offered “Pakistan’s complete support in achieving shared interests in [the] war against terrorism, including [the] training and capacity-building of [the] Afghan security forces,” according to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

Gen Bajwa met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace, where they discussed a series of bilateral issues, including co-operation against shared threats, co-ordination between the countries’ respective counter-terrorism campaigns, intelligence sharing, as well as trade and commerce, according to the statement.

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