COAS greets US Defence Secretary on assuming new responsibility

09 Feb, 2017 11:07 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 NEWS) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis had a twenty-minute telephonic conversation on Thursday.

According to DG ISPR, the COAS congratulated the secretary on assuming new responsibility and expressed the hope that his vast experience in the field will be of great value to the region.

Secretary Mattis commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan.

He also appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in battling the scourge of terrorism.

Both leaders reaffirmed the commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region and discussed measures towards that end.

Both leaders also agreed to continue engagement at multiple levels.

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