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US chargé d’affaires to Pakistan calls on army chief

ISLAMABAD: US Chargé d’affaires to Pakistan Ambassador Paul Jones on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Matters of mutual interest, including regional security with particular reference to Afghanistan, were discussed.

Earlier this month while in Washington, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wanted a peaceful Afghanistan for regional stability and development.

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He said that Pakistan had great concerns over the terrorists’ hideouts in Afghanistan which were being used to attack on Pakistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan had rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war on terror and the international community should acknowledge Pakistan efforts in this regard.

He repeated his stance that Pakistan wanted relations with United States based on mutual interest and respect.

Qureshi said that close engagement between Pakistan and the United States had always been mutually beneficial and a factor for stability in South Asia.

He stressed that, going forward, a broad-based and structured framework for dialogue would best serve the two countries’ shared interests.

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