Pakistan wants to maintain bilateral engagements with US: COAS Gen Bajwa

Web Desk BOL News

18th Oct, 2021. 04:56 pm

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa with US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Ageler. Photo: File

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated on Monday that Pakistan seeks to maintain traditional “bilateral engagements” with Washington and hopes for an “enduring relationship with the United States”.

“Pakistan desires to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement and wishes for an enduring relationship with the United States,” General Bajwa told US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler.

The COAS made the assurance when the US diplomat called on General Bajwa at the GHQ, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

During the meeting, the ISPR added, matters of mutual interest, the current security situation in Afghanistan, and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

According to the military media wing, the COAS also reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan to avert a humanitarian crisis and urged coordinated efforts for the economic uplift of the Afghan people.

During the meeting, the US diplomat also lauded Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan, its efforts for regional stability and pledged to play her role for the further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels, said the ISPR.

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