Pakistan supports an ‘all-inclusive Afghan govt’, COAS tells US diplomat

Gen Qamar meets Wendy Sherman, stresses to maintain meaningful bilateral engagement for enduring bilateral ties


News Desk October 08, 2021
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa meets US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Genral Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured the United States that Pakistan was committed to making all-out efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and supported an “all-inclusive Afghan government”.

He said this while meeting US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday, according to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The US state department No 2 is in Islamabad on a two-day official visit.

Her visit follows the recent meeting between Foreign Minister Qureshi and US Secretary of State Blinken on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 23, 2021.

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During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and collaboration in humanitarian measures in Afghanistan were discussed, it added.

Gen Qamar also emphasised on the importance to maintain “meaningful bilateral engagement for an enduring multi-domain relationship between the two countries”.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, especially the assistance it provided in the successful evacuation operations and pledged to continue working with Pakistan for regional peace.

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