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COAS Bajwa reiterates need for immediate Afghan assistance

Army chief also telephones British chief of defence staff

The Chief of Army Staff reiterated immediate assistance for Afghanistan in a meeting with the Japanese ambassador on Thursday.

The Japanese ambassador paid the COAS a visit at the GHQ. Both talked about issues of mutual concern like the security in the area, the conditions in Afghanistan, particularly  the cooperation on humanitarian assistance.

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The COAS shared with the diplomat that Japan’s role in international and Asian matters was respected and Islamabad welcomes improvement in its one-to-one relationship with Tokyo.

He reiterated the immediacy for quickly formulating an established means for sending humanitarian help to Kabul so that an impending human tragedy can be overcome.

Bajwa underlined the significance of peace and rapprochement initiatives in Kabul. He also reiterated that a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue is important for security in the region and Islamabad desires warm ties with the entire neighbourhood in the quest for peace and progress. The diplomat lauded Islamabad’s endeavours for regional security in Kabul and vowed to be conducive towards enhancing Tokyo’s ties with Islamabad at every level.

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Prior to meeting the Japanese diplomat, Bajwa talked on the phone with the British Chief of Defence Staff and conversed about the conditions in Kabul, as per the ISPR.

The ISPR reported that the COAS felicitated his British counterpart on his new assignment and expected him to endeavour to reinforce collaboration between Islamabad and London. Issues of bilateral concern, regional stability and prevalent humanitarian condition in Kabul also came under discussion. The COAS emphasized that Islamabad desires warm relations within its neighbourhood in its quest for peace.

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