COAS Bajwa discusses regional security situation and matters of mutual interest in the US meeting
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa returned home after a weeklong visit to the United States of America.
He went there to commemorate the 75 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The COAS called on Secretary of Defence General Lloyd James Austin III (Retd), National Security Adviser Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Ruth Sherman on October 5. The COAS and the US secretary of defence discussed a “longstanding defence partnership” during their meeting at the Pentagon.
According to the ISPR, the matters of mutual interests, regional security situations and bilateral cooperation in various fields came under discussion. The COAS thanked the US officials for their support and reiterated that the assistance from the global partners would be vital for the rescue and rehabilitation of the flood victims in Pakistan.
Both sides agreed that Pakistan and the US have a long history of bilateral cooperation and would continue improving it through economic ties, trade and investment.
The COAS offered heartfelt condolences on the deaths and devastation caused by the hurricane in Florida. He maintained that Pakistan fully understands the loss and pain of the families of the victims, as Pakistan is suffering from similar effects of climate change.
Both sides had convergence on major international issues, including Afghanistan and the need for cooperation to avoid humanitarian crises and improve peace and stability in the region.