Pakistan has no favourites in Afghanistan, US official told

Published August 28, 2021
A combination photo of US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler (L) and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R). — US Embassy website/AFP
A combination photo of US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler (L) and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R). — US Embassy website/AFP

RAWALPINDI: Angela Ageler, US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), at GHQ, on Friday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and recent situation in Afghanistan were discussed in detail.

The army chief said that Pakistan has no favourites in Afghanistan and its sole aim is to help achieve a peaceful, sovereign, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

The COAS strongly condemned the terrorist attacks at the Kabul airport and expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives. He reiterated the combined resolve to fight terrorism and extremism to the core.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for promoting regional peace and stability and thanked the COAS for the special assistance extended for the evacuation operations from Kabul.

Published in Dawn, August 28th, 2021

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