COAS Gen Bajwa discusses regional issues with US envoy

US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Source: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: United States Charge d’Affairs Ms Angela Aggeler on Friday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters.

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

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief said Pakistan desires to maintain this tradition of bilateral engagement and wished for long-term and multi-domain enduring relationship.

The US dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan Peace Process.

On Wednesday, Tajikistan’s Defence Minister Colonel General Sherali Mirzo and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the recent development in Afghanistan and matters of mutual interests.

The overall regional situation including recent developments in Afghanistan — especially the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border — was discussed, besides measures to further enhance bilateral defence collaboration.

“Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Tajikistan, which are based on shared faith, culture and convergence on all important issues relating to regional peace, security and stability,” the army chief was quoted as saying.

He also appreciated Tajikistan’s efforts towards regional connectivity and its inclination to achieve the same through Pakistan.

The Tajik minister appreciated Pakistan’s positive role for regional peace and stability, especially Afghan Peace Process and pledged to keep working for better relations between two brotherly countries.