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COAS Gen Bajwa meets US, China and Russian diplomats to discuss Afghanistan

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West (L) and COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R).  — ISPR
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West (L) and COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa (R). — ISPR

The Army’s Chief of Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, met separately with envoys from the United States, Russia and China on Friday after the Troika Plus meeting that took place in Islamabad to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meetings took place at headquarters in Rawalpindi, a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the military’s media wing, COAS and foreign envoys discussed matters of mutual concern, the current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and the respective countries at all three meetings.

Pakistan wants to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement and a long-term and lasting multi-domain relationship with the US, China and Russia, General Bajwa told United States Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan , Ambassador Yue Xiaoyong and Russian Zamir Kabulov respectively.

COAS also reiterated the need for global convergence in Afghanistan to avert the looming humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for the economic revival of the Afghan people.

The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, its special efforts in border management and its role in regional stability. He pledged to play his part for further enhancing diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels, the statement said.

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