The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today (26 September 2013) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to enhancing peace and stability in the region, particularly in Afghanistan. In this context, he underlined his government’s full support to an Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process in the shared goal of a comprehensive reconciliation. The Prime Minister extended an invitation to the NATO Secretary General to visit Pakistan on a convenient date.
The NATO Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for the invitation and expressed his desire to visit Pakistan in the near future. He appreciated Pakistan’s support in facilitating the transit cargo to and from Afghanistan through its Ground Lines of Communication (GLOCs). The NATO Secretary General hoped that cooperation between Pakistan and NATO will continue to achieve the shared objective of peace and stability in Afghanistan. The two sides also discussed collaboration including training courses to officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces to enhance their professional capacities.