Pakistan looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial ties with EU: COAS


RAWALPINDI – Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of European Union called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Monday.

According to the ISPR, during the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghan Peace Process were discussed.

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

Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan Peace Process.

Gen Bajwa Visits Afghanistan

Last week, General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited Kabul, Afghanistan for a day-long official visit.

The army chief held a meeting with Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan. General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff UK was also present during the meeting, said ISPR in a statement.

“Matters of mutual interest, current developments in Afghan Peace Process, enhanced bilateral security & defense cooperation and need for effective border management between the two brotherly countries were discussed,” it added.

COAS reiterated that a peaceful Afghanistan means a peaceful region in general and a peaceful Pakistan in particular. We will always support “Afghan led-Afghan Owned” Peace Process based on mutual consensus of all stakeholders.

Afghan President thanked COAS for a meaningful discussion and appreciated Pakistan’s sincere & positive role in Afghan Peace Process.

Later, COAS also called on H.E. Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan and discussed matters related to Afghan Peace Process.

Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, Director General Inter Services Intelligence, accompanied COAS during the visit.

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