US senators call on Army chief

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of US senate (Armed Services Committee) headed by Senator John McCain called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday.

The delegation included Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator David Perdue and senior members of staff. Mr Jonathan, US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan also accompanied the delegation .

The delegation was briefed about regional security situation including Afghanistan. It was also briefed how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region.

The COAS thanked the senators for the visit and efforts for forging mutual understanding of the geo-political/ security situation and challenges ahead.

Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan has done its best despite constraints and shall continue its efforts for peace and stability. In this regard enduring Pak-US security cooperation is a key factor, he added.

The US senators appreciated and acknowledged Pak Army’s contributions and sacrifices in war on terror They also agreed on importance of Pak-Afghan security cooperation and coordination.

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