COAS assures UK of Pakistan’s commitment for ‘peace and stability in Afghanistan’
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab of Pakistan’s commitment in making “all-out efforts to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan”.
“Pakistan remains committed to make all-out efforts to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and supports an all-inclusive Afghan government,” Gen Bajwa told Raab in a meeting at the GHQ on Saturday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the army chief and UK MP discussed issues of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and measures to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.
The military’s media wing said that both the officials also discussed Pakistan’s role in fighting Covid-19 and effective measures to control the spread of the global pandemic.
The COAS and UK’s top diplomat reiterated the desire to further improve bilateral relations, including efforts for peace and security in the region and fight against Covid-19.
“Both sides agreed to continue exploring avenues for collaboration in defence, training and counter-terrorism domains,” read the statement.
Meanwhile, Raab appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan, including the successful evacuation operations, regional stability. He also pledged to play his role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
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