COAS calls for global peace initiatives in Afghanistan

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—Underscores importance of peace initiatives in Afghanistan

—Asserts for mechanism to deliver aid for Afghan people

—-Saudi military advisor lauds Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process

Acknowledges professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

The army chief made these remakrs during a meeting with Major General Talal Abdullah Al-Otaibi, military advisor to Saudi Minister of Defence, at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and bilateral defence relations between the two countries were discussed.

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan valued its historical and brotherly relations with the Kingdom and acknowledged its unique place in the Islamic world.

The COAS stressed the urgency for swiftly devising an institutional mechanism for channeling humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in order to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of the Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability.