‘Averting Afghan crisis imperative for regional stability’, COAS tells British envoy

ISPR says Gen Qamar and Christian Turner also discuss bilateral ties, regional security situation

News Desk January 07, 2022
British High Commissioner Christian Turner called on COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Friday that the international community's assistance to Afghanistan in averting humanitarian crisis is imperative for regional peace and stability.

He made these remarks in a meeting with British High Commissioner Christian Turner, who called on him at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation and regional security situation, including Afghanistan, came under discussion, the military’s media wing said.

The British envoy appreciated Pakistan's efforts for regional peace particularly in the Afghan situation.

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Last month, Gen Qamar reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to cooperate with its international partners for peace in the region and ensuring a stable and prosperous future for the Afghan people.

The army chief had said during a meeting with Andreas Papastavrou, Greek Ambassador to Pakistan who paid a farewell call to Gen Qamar at GHQ, according to the ISPR.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation especially the current situation in Afghanistan and cooperation in various fields were discussed, the military’s media wing added.

During the huddle, the army chief stressed the need for global convergence on Afghanistan and sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.


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