Pakistan has no favourities in Afghan conflict: COAS

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EU envoys meet Army Chief, laud Pak role in regional stability

Staff Reporter
Rawalpindi

The ambassadors of Germany, Italy, Netherlands and France called on Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday and assured to play their part in strengthening bilateral ties with Pakistan.

“His Excellency Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, Ambassador of Germany, Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador of Italy, Willem Wouter Plomp, Ambassador of Netherlands and Yves Manville, Acting Ambassador of France called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff at GHQ,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement.

“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including latest situation in Afghanistan and enhanced bilateral cooperation with European Union were discussed,” it added.

The COAS reiterated that peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan. Pakistan has no favourites in the ongoing conflict and our sole desire is helping achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“COAS also said that Pakistan values its relations with EU countries and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests,” the communique added.

“The visiting dignitaries also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability and pledged to play their part for further cooperation with Pakistan at all levels,” the ISPR concluded.

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