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The Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa while meeting with the US envoy, said Pakistan wants long-term relationship with the US

Nehal Miraj

RAWALPINDI: Angela Aggeler, United States (US) Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Friday. 

According to an Inter Services Public Relations press statement, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed during the meeting. COAS said that Pakistan desires to maintain long term & multi-domain enduring relationship with US. COAS reiterated that Pakistan remains committed to Afghan Peace Process and will continue to work with all stakeholders for a peaceful settlement. 

The US dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous support for peace and stability in the region and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both the countries.

Earlier this week, in a phone call to Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin conveyed Washington’s interest in continuing to improve the US-Pakistan relationship, the Pentagon said.

Secretary Austin “expressed his interest in continuing to improve the US-Pakistan relationship and build upon our multiple shared interests in the region”, the statement added.

“Secretary Austin and General Bajwa discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, regional security and stability, and the bilateral defence relationship more broadly,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.

Mr Austin also discussed the mutual goals of security and stability in the region, he said.