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Afghanistan to Urge Pressure on Pakistan at NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

(Last Updated On: June 27, 2017)

Afghanistan to urge “political and military” pressure on Pakistan at NATO defense ministers meeting on Wednesday in Brussels,  Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

The meeting would focus on the security situation in Afghanistan, more specifically,  strengthening the capability of Afghan security and defense forces and counter-terrorism  as well as the number of coalition forces in the country.

 Acting Afghan Defense Minister, Tariq Shah Bahrami is expected to participate in the meeting.

“Combat should be against terrorist sanctuaries that are located in south of Afghanistan, insurgents being supported and equipped there and coming to Afghanistan, therefore, more political and military pressure should be put on Pakistan,” the Deputy Spokesman of Defense Ministry, Mohammad Radmanish

It comes as U.S. Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday arrived in Afghanistan to finalize plan of sending additional troops in the country.

Under the plan 3,000-5,000 American troops are expected to join 8,400 present U.S. forces in the country.  

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