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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama's Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan

The President held his routine monthly update meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan.  He received an update on our progress in disrupting, dismantling, and defeating al Qaeda in the region.  The President then focused on preparations for the NATO Lisbon Summit as it related to Afghanistan and ISAF issues to include recent commitments of additional trainers for Afghan National Security Forces, beginning transition of security responsibility to Afghan lead, and developing our long-term partnership with Afghanistan.  The meeting concluded with a discussion of the progress made at the recent U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in working with Pakistan to root out violent extremists and support regional stability.

To view a photograph of the President’s meeting click HERE .