Thursday, October 6, 2022

COAS Qamar Bajwa, US defence minister discuss security cooperation

COAS Qamar Bajwa, US defence minister discuss security cooperation

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin made a telephonic contact with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

According to the ISPR, the COAS discussed defence and security cooperation. 

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed sorrow over the destruction caused by the flood. He appreciated the relief activities of the Pakistan Army in the flood-affected areas, reiterating the commitment to increase the cooperation. 

Earlier, Samantha Power, Administrator USAID, USA called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Friday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and collaboration/partnership in humanitarian measures were discussed.

The administrator expressed grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan and offered sincere condolence to the families of victims. She offered full support to the people of Pakistan.

She also appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts for assisting civil administration and flood affected population in rescue and relief efforts in areas hit by recent floods.

The COAS thanked for USA’s support and reiterated that assistance from their global partners shall be vital in rescue/ rehabilitation of the victims.