Published On: Thu, Nov 25th, 2021
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COAS re-emphasizes that ‘Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan’

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RAWALPINDI: Nigel Casey, Director to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and UK’s Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) called on General Qamar Javed Baiwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by ISPR on Wednesday, during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including the recent developments in Afghanistan were discussed.

COAS said that Pakistan values UK’s role in global and regional affairs and we look forward to enhance our bilateral relationship. COAS also reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people. He re-emphasized that “Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan”.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Meanwhile Major General Abdullah Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti, Commander Qatar Emiri Naval Force called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by ISPR, during the meeting matters of mutual and professional interest and regional security situation were discussed.

COAS said that Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Qatar and Pakistan Army also looks forward for enhanced defence and security cooperation with Qatar Armed Forces. COAS emphasized that for regional peace and stability there is a need for global convergence on Afghanistan with coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.