Pakistan Army's role praiseworthy: US general.


RAWALPINDI -- A US delegation led by General Joseph L Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday. The US commander appreciated Pakistan Army's efforts for regional peace and stability. A press release issued here by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the COAS reiterated that peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace. Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan, despite constraints, had contributed to all efforts for regional peace and would continue to do so, it said.

It added that geostrategic environment, regional security and Afghanistan peace and reconciliation process were discussed in the meeting. In a related development, Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated the government's commitment to continue working with the US and other regional stakeholders to find a political settlement in Afghanistan. He expressed these views while talking to US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who called on him here. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Quraishi, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Additional Foreign Secretary Aftab Ahmad Khokher and senior officials were also present. Imran underscored the need for normalising relations with all neighbouring countries to unleash the potential of regional cooperation. Prime Minister Khan noted that his economic team was constantly striving to evolve business-friendly policies for potential investors, which could be benefited by the US companies...

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