Army Chief, Pompeo discuss bilateral ties

COAS, US Senator discuss bilateral relations

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pentagon, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday. Upon arrival, the Army Chief was received by Chairman Joint Chief of Staff General Joseph F Dunford. He was presented guard of honour with 21 gun salute. The COAS had a discussion session with Acting Secretary of Defence Richard V. Spencer and CJCS. Regional security situation including Afghan peace process was discussed. Secretary and CJCS acknowledged role of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism and role towards Afghan peace process.
The Chief of Army Staff also met Chief of Staff US Army General Mark A Milley. Matters related to security and bilateral military cooperation were discussed. Later, the Army Chief visited Arlington National Cemetery to pay homage to US National heroes. A special ceremony was held at the cemetery playing the national anthem of both countries. Earlier, COAS was also present in a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the US President Donald J. Trump at the White House.
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on US Senator Lindsay Graham and General (Retd) Jack Keane on Wednesday, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Director-General ISPR Major Asif Ghafoor notified in a tweet that the three dignitaries discussed the regional security situation, Afghanistan peace process and Pak-US bilateral relationship. —VoM
Recollecting his visit to Pakistan, Senator Graham appreciated Pakistan’s role in improving [the] security dynamics in the region, the DG ISPR added. The COAS apprised the US officials of the improved security situation in Pakistan and the resulting opportunities for foreign businesses to invest in Pakistan, ISPR said. During the meeting, General Bajwa said, bilateral relationship holds potential for both countries and would also assist in regional stability.
Earlier today, the chief of army staff met the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to the State Department in Washington, ISPR said. He said Pakistan attaches great importance to restoring a vigorous bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, trust and shared values with the United States. DG ISPR said the two discussed regional security issues especially focusing on the Afghan peace process, noting the importance of an Afghan-led and Afghan controlled solution.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has said Pakistan attaches great importance to restoring a vigorous bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, trust and shared values with the United States.

This he said while expressing his views with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to the State Department in Washington, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet on Wednesday.
DG ISPR said the two discussed regional security issues especially focusing on Afghan peace process, noting the importance of an Afghan-led and Afghan controlled solution. Earlier in the day, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pentagon. The COAS had a discussion session with Acting Secretary of Defence Richard V. Spencer and CJCS. Regional security situation including Afghan peace process was discussed.

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