RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa urged on Friday that “global convergence on Afghanistan” is required to avoid a “looming humanitarian crisis” in the country.
The military’s media wing shared that the COAS passed the remarks in a meeting with United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West at the GHQ. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, the current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed, it said.
The army chief assured the US diplomat that Islamabad seeks to maintain its traditional bilateral engagement with the US. He also shared that Pakistan hopes for long term and multi-domain enduring relationship with the United States.
“COAS reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding looming humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people,” said the ISPR.
The military’s media wing shared the US diplomat lauded Pakistan for the role it played in the Afghan situation, “special efforts for border management, role in regional stability”. He also pledged to play his part in further improving the “diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels”.