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Gen. Bajwa Stresses Regional Push for Afghan Peace

Gen. Bajwa  Stresses Regional Push for Afghan Peace

PESHAWAR - The Pakistan army chief has renewed his country’s commitment to promoting peace and stability in neighboring Afghanistan.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Bajwa held out the promise at a meeting with a top Trump administration official at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
Speaking to Wells, acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, Bajwa said Pakistan remained committed to peace and stability in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.
A statement from the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the regional security environment and matters of mutual interest came up for discussion at Monday’s meeting.
Gen. Bajwa said Pakistan also expected other players in the region to play an equally positive role in stabilising the conflict-devastated country.
Ambassador Wells said the United States was committed to lasting peace and supports for efforts towards that end, the statement added.
Both agreed bilateral convergence should be leveraged to gain a positive momentum rather than remaining hostage to perceptions.  (Pajhwok)