RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured the United States of Pakistan’s commitment towards making all possible efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The Army Chief made these remarks during a meeting with the US Deputy secretary of the State Wendy Ruth Sherman, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement issued on Friday.
According to the statement, Sherman called on General Bajwa and discussed matters related to mutual interest, regional security situation, and collaboration for humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan.
“Pakistan supports the inclusive government in Afghanistan,” said General Bajwa. He also stressed on maintaining “meaningful bilateral engagement” between US and Pakistan for a durable multi-domain relationship between the two countries.
The ISPR’s statement read that the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role regarding the situation in the neighbouring country, especially its assistance in the successful evacuation operations following the Taliban takeover.
Sherman also pledged to continue working with Pakistan for regional peace, the statement added.
US Lauds Pakistan’s efforts
Earlier, the US Deputy Secretary of the State lauded Pakistan or helping Afghan refugees over the last 42 years, saying that the United States, as well as the world, was grateful for that.
Sherman, who is leading a US delegation on a visit to Pakistan, made these remarks during an exclusive interview on PTV News programme ‘Shahrah-e-Dastoor’.
Sherman said she had visited a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise centre earlier in the day, where registration cards were being issued for Afghan refugees so that they could have access to facilities such as healthcare in Pakistan.
She commended Pakistan for persistently helping Afghan refugees, saying that it should be “very proud of 42 years of helping Afghan refugees” and the US, as well as the world, was grateful for that.