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COAS, Harvard students discuss Pakistan Army’s peace efforts

Pakistani envoy meets senior US official to discuss greater collaboration on multilateral issues

A group of students from Harvard University USA met Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. During interactive session, the COAS talked about the current regional issues and Pakistan Army’s efforts to promote peace and stability. Students thanked COAS for providing the opportunity. These students will also be visiting various areas of Pakistan as part of their visit.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan discussed a host of issues, ranging from Pak-US multilateral cooperation on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to connectivity and digital inclusion, when he met US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organisation Affairs Ambassador Michele Sison, according to an embassy press release.

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Following the meeting, the ambassador wrote on the Twitter, “It was a great pleasure to meet outstanding US Ambassador Michele Sison, Assistant Secretary International Organisation Affairs. Discussed Pak-US cooperation on multilateral issues, connectivity and digital inclusion.” The Ambassador termed the meeting as “productive conversation”, the press release said.

For her part, Ambassador Sison wrote, “Great meeting with Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khan to further strengthen our multilateral cooperation including on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Bilaterally, Pakistan and United States are engaging each other vigorously to promote their ties in trade, investment, health, energy, agriculture and the tech sector, the press release said, adding that two countries would be collaborating and cooperating more closely at multilateral fora – United Nations, New York, UN organisations in Geneva and UN affiliated specialised organisations in Vienna, Nairobi, Italy and Paris. Pakistan and the United States would be working collaboratively to address the issues related to food security, climate challenge and global financial architecture, it was pointed out. Moreover, the US and Group of 77 (developing countries) will have a dialogue to address matters of mutual interest. Currently, Pakistan is the chairman of the Group of 77 in New York.

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