Washington: US President Barack Obama has held
a meeting of his national security team on the current
situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan along with the upcoming
NATO Summit in Chicago in May.
"The President received an update on our engagement with
the Pakistani Government on a range of issues of mutual
interest, including efforts to strengthen cooperation along
the Afghanistan-Pakistan border," the White House said
Obama received an update on Afghanistan, including the
building of capable Afghan security forces, America`s support
for an Afghan-led reconciliation process, and its efforts to
build a long-term, strategic partnership between the two
countries, it said.
The US President received an update on preparations for
the NATO Summit in Chicago, where the country will further
define the ongoing transition to Afghan-lead security and
NATO`s commitment to the future of Afghanistan as agreed to at
the 2010 NATO Summit in Lisbon.