Army chief, Uzbekistan's FM discuss Afghan peace process

Abdulaziz Kamilov calls on Gen Bajwa, appreciates Pakistan’s role for regional peace and stability


News Desk March 10, 2021
Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI:

Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

"Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, today," the statement read.

"Matters of mutual interest, overall regional situation including the Afghan Peace Process and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed," added the military's media wing.

"Both reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral relations including efforts for peace and security in the region."

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The visiting dignitary 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.

Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence, was also present during the meeting.

Earlier in the day, Kamilov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad as part of his two-day official visit to the country.

Both countries have been closely collaborating at regional and international fora, especially at the United Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Economic Cooperation Organisation and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The two countries are also closely cooperating to enhance regional connectivity, especially by early construction of the Trans-Afghan Railway Project between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

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