北约赞扬巴基斯坦在区域安全中所起作用 NATO Praises Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability

21 July, 2010

北约秘书长拉斯穆森赞扬巴基斯坦在促进地区稳定与安全方面所起的作用。

拉斯穆森星期三在伊斯兰堡和巴基斯坦外长库雷希举行会谈,他在会谈中称赞了巴基斯坦政府在部落地区对激进分子采取的相关行动。拉斯穆森和库雷希还讨论了双方加强政治和军事联系。

拉斯穆森强调说,北约部队承诺,在北约按计划的把安全责任转移给阿富汗部队之后,将继续留在阿富汗。

拉斯穆森发表上述讲话的前一天,他在喀布尔参加了一个国际会议,会议上赞同阿富汗政府在2014年前完全承担安全责任。

西方国家把巴基斯坦看作是阿富汗战争的重要合作伙伴,因为塔利班和基地组织的很多激进分子聚集在两国边界的山区里。

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is praising Pakistan for its role in promoting regional stability and security.

Rasmussen commended the government for its operations against militants in the tribal region during talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday.The NATO chief and Qureshi discussed strengthening olitical and military ties.

Rasmussen reiterated a NATO commitment to stay in Afghanistan beyond the planned transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces. 

The secretary-general spoke one day after an international conference in Kabul that endorsed the Afghan government's plan to take full control of security by 2014.

Western nations see Pakistan as a vital partner in the war in Afghanistan, as Taliban and al-Qaida militants populate both countries in the mountainous region along their shared border.