RAWALPINDI: General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of Defence Staff of the United Kingdom, has acknowledged Pakistan Army’s continued efforts for regional peace and stability and achievements in the fight against terrorism.

This he said during a meeting with Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations press release.

Matters of mutual interest, including strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two armies, were discussed during the meeting.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s continued efforts for regional peace and stability, particularly Pakistan’s efforts for the Afghan peace process, and achievements in the fight against terrorism.

Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan and Afghanistan Benedict de Cerjat also called on the army chief and acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution to conflict prevention in the region. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and regional security situation came under discussion, said the ISPR.

The Swiss dignitary appreciated the bilateral relations between the two countries and pledged to improve the same.

Published in Dawn, October 20th, 2020

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