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  • ISPR says issues of mutual curiosity, together with regional safety state of affairs, have been mentioned throughout the assembly.
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RAWALPINDI: The administration of President Joe Biden has assured Pakistan of continued help for the widespread reason for peace in Afghanistan.

The peace of mind got here throughout the assembly of Chief of Military Workers (COAS) Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa with Appearing US Cost d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler on Friday.

In keeping with assertion issued by the army’s media wing, Gen Bajwa hoped that Pak-US bilateral relations will likely be additional strengthened below the brand new administration.

“Matters of mutual interest, including regional security situation, were discussed during the meeting,” the Inter-Providers Public Relations mentioned.

Whereas assuring the nation of US’ continued help for the widespread reason for peace in Afghanistan, the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s contributions to battle prevention within the area and the relentless help offered to Afghan Peace Course of.

Learn extra: No US administration can ignore Pakistan, FM Qureshi says forward of Biden’s inauguration

US to revive army ties with Pakistan

Earlier, former US Normal Lloyd J Austin throughout his affirmation listening to for the put up of secretary of defence earlier than the USA Senate Armed Providers Committee had mentioned that the US will proceed constructing relationships with Pakistan’s army that present openings for Islamabad and Washington to cooperate on key points.

Austin recognised Pakistan as a vital associate within the peace course of in Afghanistan. “If confirmed, I will encourage a regional approach that garners support from neighbours like Pakistan, while also deterring regional actors, from serving as spoilers to the Afghanistan peace process.”

The previous US common mentioned he would deal with shared pursuits together with coaching future Pakistan army leaders by using Worldwide Army Schooling and Coaching (IMET) funds.

“Pakistan will play an important role in any political settlement in Afghanistan,” he continued. “We also need to work with Pakistan to defeat al Qaeda and the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) and to enhance regional stability.”

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