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Khalilzad meets COAS, appreciates Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process

RAWALPINDI: USA Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ), said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations.

DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in his tweet said, during the meeting, matters pertaining to regional stability and Afghan peace process were discussed.

On the occasion, Mr Zalmay Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan will continue its efforts for bringing peace and stability in region, as peace in Afghanistan is important for Pakistan, DG ISPR said in his tweet.

On the other hand, the US Special Envoy after his meeting with COAS, took to twitter and said ” Just met w leaders to update them on the state of play following our meetings in UAE. Looking forward to meeting Afghan leaders in Kabul, tonight.”

The Foreign Office on Monday (December 18) had said Pakistan is committed to peace and reconciliation process in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a tweet had said: “Alongwith with international community and other stakeholders, Pakistan is committed to peace and reconciliation in #Afghanistan.”

He said the talks with the Taliban are being held in the UAE. “We hope this will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region.”



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