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NATO commander visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) in Afghanistan, visited Pakistan on Monday to meet with Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the U.S. embassy to Pakistan said.

They discussed various topics of mutual interest and ways to improve regional security, the embassy said in a statement.

This was Gen. Petraeus’ fourth visit to Pakistan as the NATO ISAF Commander, although he has long-established relationships with General Kayani and the Pakistani military from his time as the U.S. Central Command commander, it said.

His last visit to Pakistan was Nov. 2-3.

No more details were given in the statement. Some other sources said that the two generals discussed options how to increase cooperation against the al-Qaeda and Taliban.

Gen. Petraeus’ visit comes at a time when the U.S. secret documents released by WikiLeaks.


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