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Pakistan has no favourites in Afghan conflict, says COAS Qamar Bajwa

Pakistan has no favourites in Afghan conflict, says COAS Qamar Bajwa
August 12, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Ambassador of Germany Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, Ambassador of Italy Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador of Netherlands Willem Wouter Plomp and Acting Ambassador of France Yves Manville called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Thursday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including latest situation in Afghanistan and enhanced bilateral cooperation with European Union (EU) were discussed.

The COAS reiterated that peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan. "Pakistan has no favourites in the ongoing conflict and our sole desire is helping achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan."

He also said that Pakistan values its relations with EU countries and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests.

The visiting dignitaries also appreciated Pakistan's role in regional stability and pledged to play their part for further cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Meanwhile, Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Fuad Hussein called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation, including Afghan peace process and bilateral cooperation, in various fields were discussed.

The COAS said that Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Iraq which are rooted in shared values and culture. He also appreciated sacrifices rendered by Iraqi nation in fighting terrorism and offered all possible assistance and cooperation in development and defence related fields.

The Iraqi foreign minister appreciated Pakistan's positive role for regional peace and stability, especially Afghan peace process, and pledged to keep working for better bilateral relations between two brotherly countries.