"This is in our own interest", Stoltenberg said during the opening remarks of the meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Resolute Support Operational and Potential Operational partners.
"Pakistan's action or inaction, as it relates to stability in Afghanistan, has often led to US's frustration", he said, adding that stability in the South Asia region remains the most important mutual strategic interest for both the United States and Pakistan.
"The Afghan security and defense forces are on the frontline of fighting regional and worldwide terrorism". The work is carried out in a combat environment and remains risky.
"The exchange was about being blamed for deeply flawed US policies - the military approach to Afghanistan", he added.
PM Khan said that Pakistan should have done this before but earlier we were treated as a country that was given aid to fight someone else's war. Four U.S. soldiers were also killed by a roadside bomb, the deadliest attack against U.S. forces this year.
He said Pakistan would be interested in playing this role because "it's in Pakistan's long-term interests to have a government in Afghanistan that is stable, that they can do business with".
Whether he will put pressure on the Taliban to come to the negotiating table, the cricketer-turned-politician said, "We will try our best".
"If we had stayed neutral after 9/11, I reckon we would have saved ourselves from the devastation that took place afterward".
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and European leaders for years have expressed optimism about Afghanistan's future while pouring billions of dollars into the security forces, development support and political and other assistance, yet the military alliance appears little closer to leaving the country than when it arrived. "We have seen some encouraging signs", he added he recalled the ceasefire between Afghan government and the Taliban this year.
"This is clearly a qualitative step ahead" of what's happened in the past, Zimmermann said. "They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem", Lt Gen McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee. "The exchange was about being blamed for deeply flawed U.S. policies - the military approach to Afghanistan".
In a wide-ranging interview with the top United States newspaper, the premier said he wanted a "proper relationship" with Washington.
In October, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Afghan forces had more than 1,000 dead and wounded during August and September alone. "It has to be a regional solution, not just a solution centred in Afghanistan", he said.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.
"In any war there are casualties on both sides and of course this is not an exception", Rabbani said on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting.
And Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last month said the death toll among Afghan security forces since 2015 was close to 29,000 - a figure far higher than anything previously acknowledged.