UK special envoy, Pak army chief discuss regional security situation

South AsiaUK special envoy, Pak army chief discuss regional security situation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

In a short press release, the ISPR said that the two dignitaries discussed overall regional security situation with particular reference to Afghanistan during the meeting.

The meeting comes as the fifth Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process Ministerial Conference is being held in Islamabad with the main objective to foster efforts for regional cooperation and connectivity with a view to promoting long-term peace and stability as well as progress and development in Afghanistan, and the region.

The Conference is being attended by representatives and high ranking delegations including foreign ministers from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international and regional organizations.

Earlier in the day, the COAS held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House in Islamabad and discussed issues of national, regional security and reviewed progress on the anti-terror operation Zarb-Azb.

During the meeting, the prime minister said that sacrifices of the army jawans, law enforcement officials and citizens will not be forgotten and fight against terrorism will continue till its elimination.

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