Friday, December 2, 2022

COAS Qamar Bajwa calls on US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin

COAS Qamar Bajwa calls on US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on US Secretary of Defence General Lloyd James Austin III (Retired), National Security Advisor Mr Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan, and Deputy Secretary of state Wendy Ruth Sherman during visit to USA.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

The COAS thanked US officials for their support and reiterated that assistance from our global partners shall be vital for rescue/ rehabilitation of the flood victims in Pakistan.

Both sides agreed that Pakistan - US have long history of bilateral cooperation and shall continue improving through economic ties, trade and investment.

The COAS offered heartfelt condolence on the deaths and devastation caused by hurricane in Florida. He said that Pakistan fully understands the loss and pain of victims’ families as Pakistan is suffering from similar effects of climate change.

Both sides had convergence on major international issues including Afghanistan and need for cooperation to avoid humanitarian crisis and improving peace and stability in the region.