COAS for ‘meaningful international support to take on challenging regional issues’

The Nation  |  Jun 25, 2021

| COAS reaches Germany, expresses desire for enhanced mutually beneficial relations | Future of enduring peace in world hinges on ability to resolve long pending issues within region: Gen Bajwa

ISLAMABAD   -  Chief of Army staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on official visit to Germany called on Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Mr Heiko Maas. Special Representative for the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mr Markus Potzel was also present. “During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation including latest developments in Afghan Peace Process and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed,” says a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate on Thursday. 

COAS said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Germany and expressed desire for enhanced mutually beneficial bilateral relations. The German dignitaries also acknowledged Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both countries.

Multan Sultans triumph over Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 6 final Later on, COAS also visited Command and Staff College of Germany, where he addressed students and faculty members and shared his views on “Pakistan’s Regional and Internal Security Perspective.” During the address, COAS apprised the audience on external and internal security challenges faced by Pakistan and measures taken in the regard to mitigate the threats.

COAS said that future of enduring peace and stability in world hinges on ability to resolve long pending issues within the region. “This can only be complemented through meaningful international support to take on challenging regional issues,” the ISPR quoted COAS as saying. 

Focusing on COVID-19 pandemic, COAS said that Pakistan’s government along with other state institutions is doing its best to counter the challenges faced by Pakistan. Earlier on arrival at Command and Staff College, COAS was received by Major General Oliver Kohl, Commandant Bundeswehr Command and Staff College Hamburg, Germany.

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