Army chief in Kabul for high-level conference

Army chief in Kabul for high-level conference

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RAWALPINDI: Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday arrived in Kabul to attend Chief of Defence (CHOD) conference, informed a press release issued by ISPR.

The COAS is expected to meet Commander USCENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission( RSM ) and Afghan Army Chief in the CHOD conference.

Earlier, on February 3, a top-level delegation of Pakistan’s civil and military leadership, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, reached Afghanistan to attend the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Working Group meeting.Pakistan proposed five joint working groups, focusing on ensuring a comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity.

A high-level Afghan delegation had also visited Pakistan prior to the Joint Working Group meeting to discuss important issues of mutual interest. The delegation, comprising the Afghan interior minister and the chief of National Directorate of Security, met with Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi.

Shedding light on the meeting, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had stressed the need to resolve Pak-Afghan issues bilaterally and said Pakistan “stands with its Afghan brothers in this hour of grief,” referring to the recent spate of bomb-and-gun attacks in Kabul which claimed nearly 200 lives.

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