Pakistan will continue to play its positive role for peace and stability in the region: COAS

The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan's untiring efforts for facilitating the process towards the mutual objective of peace in the region

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RAWALPINDI: US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan General Austin Scott Miller called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here on Monday. Matters of mutual interest, including overall regional security situation, with particular reference to ongoing Afghan reconciliation process, came under discussion. Gen Bajwa appreciated the role of RSM for peace and stability in Afghanistan and assured that Pakistan will continue to play its positive role for peace and stability in the region. The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s untiring efforts for facilitating the process towards the mutual objective of peace in the region. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appreciated role of Resolute Support Mission for peace and stability in Afghanistan and assured that Pakistan will continue to play its positive role for peace and stability in the region. According to ISPR, he was talking to US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General Austin Scott Miller in Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interest including overall regional security situation with particular reference to ongoing Afghan reconciliation process were discussed during the meeting. Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s untiring efforts for facilitating the process towards the mutual objective of peace in the region.

Separately, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday called for an urgent ceasefire in Afghanistan days after political representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government announced a three-week break for consultations. “The two Afghan negotiating teams announced in Doha they will take 20 days off to “consult on the agenda items. Tragically, the war continues. The need for a political settlement, reduction in violence, and a ceasefire remain urgent,” Khalilzad tweeted. “Given how much is at stake, it is imperative that there are no delays in resumption of talks and they must resume on Jan 5 as agreed,” the US envoy said. In Afghanistan, Deputy Governor of Kabul was killed in a bomb attack on Tuesday. According to security officials, the deputy governor, Mahboobullah Mohebi, was travelling with his security guards when the blast occurred. Two guards were injured in the blast. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, a police officer was killed and two others were injured in a militants’ ambush in Kabul today.

 

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