Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
1 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from the Afghan National Army 201st Corps arrive to Operational Base Fenty in Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopters, Jan. 18, 2015. Corps-level commanders from the Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces visited Operating Base Fenty for the fir... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
2 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from the Afghan National Army 201st Corps arrive to Operational Base Fenty in Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters, Jan. 18, 2015. Corps-level commanders from the Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces visited Operational Base Fenty for the f... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
3 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps arrive to Operational Base Fenty in Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters as members of Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, walk to meet them at the flight line , Jan. 18, 2015. Corps-level commanders fr... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
4 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps arrive to Operational Base Fenty in Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters, Jan. 18, 2015. Corps-level commanders from Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces visited Operational Base Fenty for the first... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
5 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri (center), the 201st Corps commander, greets Pakistan army Brig. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman (left), the 11th Corps commander, following Pakistani military leaders' arrival to Operational Base Fenty, Jan... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
6 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri (center left), the 201st Corps commander, greets Pakistan army Maj. Gen. Tayyab Azam (left), the Frontier Corps inspector general, as Afghan Border Police Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar (center right), th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
7 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left to right, Afghan Border Police Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar, commander of the ABP Zone 301; U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command-East commander; Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, the 201... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
8 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces pose for a group photo with Train, Advise, Assist Command-East and Resolute Support leaders during a meeting at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18, 2015. The Afghan and Pakistani military leaders m... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
9 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman (center), the 11th Corps commander, talks about military operations near the border with Afghan security forces leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National army Corps, and Afghan Border Police zones 301 a... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
10 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Maj. Gen. Tayyab Azam (center), the Frontier Corps inspector general, talks about military operations near the border with Afghan security forces leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National army Corps, and Afghan Border Police zone... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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11 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan Border Police Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar (center), commander of the ABP Zone 301, talks about security operations near the border with Pakistan army leaders from the 11th Corps during a border security cooperation meeting, held at Operational Bas... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
12 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman (center), the 11th Corps commander, talks about military operations near the border with Afghan security forces leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National army Corps, and Afghan Border Police zones 301 a... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
13 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman (center left), the 11th Corps commander, talks about military operations near the border with Afghan security forces leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National army Corps, and Afghan Border Police zones ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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14 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Brig. Inam Haider Malik, the 11th Corps engineer commander, briefs Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, the 201st Corps commander, on border activities using a graphic on a laptop computer. The Afghan and Pakistani mili... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan, Pakistan military leaders coordinate border security
15 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman (left), the 11th Corps commander, talks about military operations near the border with Afghan security forces leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, and Afghan Border Police zones 301 and... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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16 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left to right, Pakistan army Brig. Tariq Zameer, a brigade commander in 11th Corps; Afghan Border Police, or AMP, Brig. Gen. Basir, commander of ABP Zone 402; Pakistan army Maj. Gen. Tayyab Azam, the Frontier Corps inspector general; Afghan Bord... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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17 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left to right, Afghan National army Col. Said Mohammad, operations officer for 203rd Corps; Pakistan army Lt. Col. Muhammad Umer Bashir, staff officer for 11th Corps; Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman, commander of 11th Corps; Afghan Nati... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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18 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left to right, Pakistan army Brig. Muhammad Nadir Jadoon, a brigade commander in 11th Corps; Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hedayat ur Rehman, commander of 11th Corps; Afghan National army Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akbar Youldash, deputy commander of the 203r... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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19 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National army Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akbar Youldash (center), deputy commander of the 203rd Corps, discusses operations of 203rd Corps with Pakistan army leaders during a meeting at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18, 2015. Train, Advise, Assist Com... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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20 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pakistan army Brig. Tariq Zameer (left), a brigade commander in 11th Corps, talks with Afghan Border Police Brig. Gen. Basir, the ABP Zone 402 commander at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18, 2015. Members of the Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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21 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National army Brig. Gen. Mohammad Akbar Youldash (left), deputy commander of the 203rd Corps, poses for a photo with Pakistan army Brig. Tariq Zameer, a brigade commander in 11th Corps at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18, 2015. Members of the A... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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22 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Italy Brig. Gen. Giovanni Parmiggiani (center), a senior member of the Headquarters Resolute Support Tripartite Joint Operations Center, discusses border security strategy with Afghan and Pakistan corps-level military leaders during a meeting at Oper... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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23 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from corps-level units of the Afghanistan and Pakistan security forces discuss challenges on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border during a meeting at Operational Base Fenty, Jan. 18, 2015. Train, Advise, Assist Command-East hosted th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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24 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left to right, Pakistan army Lt. Gen. Hedayat ur Rehman, the 11th Corps commander, Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, the 201st Corps commander, and Afghan Border Police Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar, the ABP Zone 301 commander talk... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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25 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri (right), the 201st Corps commander, says goodbye to Pakistan army Maj. Gen. Tayyab Azam (left), the Frontier Corps inspector general, at the conclusion of the meeting between Pakistan and Afghanist... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 22, 2015) -- Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters discussed border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East, or TAAC-E, at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

For the first time in recent years, Afghan and Pakistani corps-level commanders met and talked about the mutual benefits of building a cross-border network to root out terrorism and bring safety and security to the region. The leaders also openly discussed recent operations in their respective areas, provided intelligence assessments, and talked about future operations.

"Today's meeting laid the foundation for a regional partnership focusing on common security objectives, and a better tomorrow for future generations," TAAC-E Commander U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley said.

All groups agreed that sharing operational plans and coordination between units is both feasible and necessary along the border. The leaders also agreed to future meetings, with the next meeting occurring possibly as early as next month.

The date and location of the next meeting has yet to be finalized; however, the leaders did set a tentative agenda of improving communication between units, coordinating operational plans, and identifying specific terrorist individuals or groups operating along both sides of the border.

Pakistani army Lt. Gen. Hidayat ur Rehman, the 11th Corps commander, said that if all parties could meet the agenda of the second meeting, they should be able to discuss the effectiveness of their combined operational plans at their third meeting.

A series of future meetings between Afghan and Pakistani security leaders is in the works, including a similar meeting scheduled this week in southern Afghanistan between other Afghan and Pakistani corps-level commanders and hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - South.

Both the Afghan and Pakistani governments have recently reported a desire to coordinate cross-border security. The goal of these meetings is for Afghan and Pakistani military units that regularly operate near the border to work together in a combined effort to eliminate terrorist threats while bringing security and stability to the people of the region.

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