Pakistan wants enduring ties with US, says Gen Bajwa

COAS says coordinated efforts required for the economic uplift of Afghans


Our Correspondent October 18, 2021

RAWALPINDI:

US Charge d' Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler on Monday called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan, said a statement issued by the Pakistan Army's media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief and the US envoy discussed matters of mutual interest, including the current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields during the meeting.

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan desired to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement and wishes for an enduring relationship with the United States.

The army chief further reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan to avoid a humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for the economic uplift of the Afghan people, added the ISPR.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation, efforts for regional stability and pledged to play their role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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