COAS reiterates need for global action to avoid humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

‘Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan’, General Qamar tells US delegation

News Desk November 23, 2021
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

He expressed these remarks during a meeting with a delegation led by Chairman House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) USA Gregory Weldon Meeks and member Amerish Babulal Bera. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, the current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

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According to the ISPR, General Qamar said: "Pakistan desires to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement with all the regional players and wishes for enduring peace in the region."

He re-emphasised that "peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan".

The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for effective border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play their part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels, the statement further said.


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