Rawalpindi, November 21, 2012 (PPI-OT): 36th Meeting of Tripartite Commission (TPC) was held at Afghan Ministry of Defence, Kabul today. The meeting was part of Tripartite Coordination Mechanism and attended by Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Acting ISAF Commander Lieutenant General Nicholas Carter and Afghan COGS General Sher Muhammad Karimi along with their delegations.
Participants reviewed ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and adjoining tribal areas of Pakistan. The meeting was significant due to the fact that a document for Tripartite Border Coordination Mechanism was also signed to improve near border coordination.
Participants also discussed transition of responsibility from ISAF to ANSF as per the ISAF drawdown plan 2014 and measures to gradually enhance Pakistan – Afghan bilateral border coordination arrangements till and beyond 2014. The three sides agreed to continue cooperation for enduring success, peace and stability on both sides of the border.
Before the TPC meeting, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani called on Afghan President Mr. Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace. Matters of mutual interest were discussed.
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