In 20-min call to Gen Qamar, Trump's defence aide commends Pakistan’s sacrifices

Both of them reaffirm commitment to common goal of peace and stability in the region

Our Correspondent February 09, 2017

ISLAMABAD: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said after a 20-minute telephone conversation with him on Thursday. He said Mattis appreciated the Pakistan Army’s role in battling the scourge of terrorism.

Both of them reaffirmed their countries’ commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region and discussed measures towards that end. They agreed on continued engagement at multiple levels as well.

Gen Qamar also congratulated Mattis on assuming his new responsibilities as defence secretary and hoped that his vast experience in the field will be of great value to the region.


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stevenson | 7 years ago | Reply I think the message is finally resonating in the world that Pakistan has paid a very high price for defeating terrorism and instability in the region. Especially since Pakistan helped defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan and took in millions of refugees but it was overwhelmed in the process. The world should real the games being played by India in neighbouring Afghanistan and the debt that the world owes to Pakistan for bringing an end to the Soviet Union. Trump should help Pakistan make a fence or wall to keep out illegal refugees and agents infiltrating from Afghanistan who do India's dirty games in Pakistani cities.
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