Pakistan desires productive engagement & sustained relations with all regional players: COAS

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2021: In a meeting with senior diplomats from the United States, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that Pakistan desired to maintain productive bilateral engagement with “all the regional players” and wished for peaceful, diversified and sustained relations, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

He was talking to members of US Senate Armed Services and intelligence Committees headed by Senator Angus King in Rawalpindi today (Saturday). During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

The Army Chief reiterated the urgency for global convergence on Afghanistan to avoid looming humanitarian crisis and need for coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people.

The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play their part for furthering diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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