Obama reviews dialogue with Pak in situation room meeting

US President has reviewed current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Washington: US President Barack Obama has reviewed the current situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, along with the recently held US-Pak Strategic Dialogue in Islamabad, at his monthly situation room meeting with his top national security aides, the White House said.

"The meeting began with an update on the situation in Afghanistan where they discussed the success of the recent Kabul conference, including the absence of significant security disruptions, and the steps that were announced to move forward on strengthening governance and pursuing reintegration," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters at his daily news conference.

General David Petraeus, Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan gave a security update reviewing the progress that has been made across the country.

"On Pakistan, the group reviewed the recent strategic dialogue that Secretary (Hillary) Clinton held in Pakistan, while also discussing our continued efforts to support the Pakistani military`s actions against violent extremists within its borders," Gibbs said.

Chaired by Obama, the meeting was attended, among others, by Vice President Joe Biden, Defence Secretary Robert Gates and National Security Advisor Gen (rtd) James Jones.

General David Petraeus, Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson also attended the meeting through secure videoconference.


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