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Allen, Kayani discuss regional security

Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) general Johan Allen met with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the latest of a regular series of engagements aimed at bolstering the military-to-military relationship between ISAF and Pakistan and improving security in the region.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, the trip is the last Gen. Allen will make to Pakistan as ISAF commander. He was joined in Islamabad by his successor Gen. Joseph Dunford who will assumes command of the 50-nation coalition force on Sunday.

The officials discussed a variety of issues relating to their mutually shared goals of peace and stability in the region and strengthening cross-border cooperation.

While acknowledging that there is more to do, both leaders were pleased with the progress to date. This ongoing strategic dialogue between the two four-star generals, supported by frequent discussions at lower levels, has enhanced the effectiveness of operations on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

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