This first visit was an opportunity for General Karimi to meet SHAPE leadership and to discuss current operations in Afghanistan.
General Karimi met with Admiral James Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), with whom he exchanged views about ISAF and NATO's future commitment in Afghanistan. This office call was also attended by General Manfred Lange, SHAPE Chief of Staff.
General Karimi and his high level Delegation participated in a working meeting chaired by SACEUR and attended by SHAPE senior representatives.
This visit has strengthened the links and the coordination between the two leaders and their staff.