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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Monthly Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan

The President led his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan with his national security team. The President received a briefing on the security situation in Afghanistan, including our efforts to sustain momentum against the Taliban, transition to an Afghan security lead, continued support for the increased capability of Afghan National Security Forces, and our efforts to support reintegration and Afghan-led reconciliation. The President also received an update on our efforts to ensure effective cooperation with Pakistan against al Qaeda and other violent extremists.