Pak In A Mood To Talk?


Kabul: The top Nato commander in Afghanistan is seeing some signs of accommodation from the Pakistani side. 
Marine Gen. John Allen revealed for the first time that he spoke on the phone Monday with Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani their first conversation since just after the airstrikes. Allen said they both expressed a commitment to work through the incident and try to restore coordination between their forces along the border.
”I do have a sense of progress,” Allen told reporters at a news briefing at his Camp Eggers headquarters in Kabul, describing the phone call as businesslike and cordial. “The conversation was clearly about attempting to resolve the issue … around the border incident, in the sense that, let’s restore border coordination so that we can move on.”
He added that he believes Pakistan will soon restore its liaison officers, who were pulled after the Nov. 26 incident, to border coordination centers or Nato headquarters in Kabul. Allen said the two did not discuss when Pakistan would reopen its border crossings to Nato convoys transporting supplies for troops in Afghanistan.

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