NATO SecGen expresses regrets to the Foreign Minister of Pakistan

Makhdoom Muhammad Sajjad Hussain Qureshi (Foreign Minister of Pakistan) with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO:  I had a good, open discussion with the Foreign Minister. I expressed my regret for the incident last week in which Pakistani soldiers lost their lives, and my condolences to the families.

Obviously, it was unintended. Obviously, we have to make sure we improve coordination between our militaries and our Pakistani partners.

There is a joint investigation underway. We will determine what happened, and draw the right lessons.

It is important that we step up our cooperation in the border region. We must together prevent militants from crossing the border to attack and kill Afghans and international soldiers.

Finally, I expressed my hope that the border will be open for supplies as soon as possible. The Foreign Minister committed work on that, for which I am grateful.

Statement by NATO Secretary General’s on his meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan.  (photo: NATO)

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