German State foreign minister hails Pakistan’s role in regional peace


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13 Jan, 2020 6:59 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Minister of State of Federal Foreign Office Germany Niels Annen on Monday hailed Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region.

According to Inter-Services public relations (ISPR), German State foreign minister met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.

The ISPR said that the matters of mutual interests of the country and regional security were underscored in the meeting. “Measures to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed,” it added.

The ISPR further said that the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, COAS Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan would like situation to de-escalate and shall support all initiatives which bring peace in the region.

COAS Bajwa stated while received telephone call from US Secretary of Defence Mr Dr Mark T Esper, said Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR) Director General (DG) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in his tweet.

During the telephonic conversations, both the leaders discussed ongoing security situation in the Middle East. The US defence secretary expressed that US doesn’t want to seek conflict, but will respond forcefully if necessary.

“We would like situation to de-escalate and shall support all initiatives which bring peace in the region. We call upon all concerned to avoid rhetoric in favour of diplomatic engagement. We all have worked a lot to bring peace in the region by fighting against terrorism,” the army chief mentioned.

“We will continue to play our constructive part towards success of Afghan reconciliation process so that it doesn’t get derailed and region goes towards conflict resolution instead of new conflicts,” Gen Bajwa maintained.

Earlier, the ISPR DG has reiterated that Pakistan would not allow use of its soil against anyone.


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