Pakistan Army Chief visits Kabul, meets Afghan President

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa visited Kabul for a day-long official visit on Monday, and held a meeting with the President of Afghanistan H.E Ashraf Ghani, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The Chief of the Defence Staff UK General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter was also present during the meeting.

The ISPR said that during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current developments in the Afghan peace process, enhanced bilateral security & defence cooperation and the need for effective border management between the two brotherly Countries were discussed.

The COAS reiterated that a peaceful Afghanistan means a peaceful region in general and a peaceful Pakistan in particular.

“We will always support “Afghan led-Afghan Owned” Peace Process based on the mutual consensus of all stakeholders,” General Bajwa said.

The Afghan president thanked the COAS for a meaningful discussion and appreciated Pakistan’s sincere & positive role in the Afghan peace process.

Later, the COAS General Qamar Jawed Bajwa also called on the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan on H.E. Dr Abdullah Abdullah and discussed matters related to the Afghan peace process.

The Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid accompanied the COAS during the visit.

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