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General Bajwa Meets US Secretary Of State and Top Military Leadership In The US

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Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the United States along with the Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. In Washington, the Pakistan Army chief met America’s top military leadership and United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, official spokesman and director-general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) highlighted the meetings in his official Twitter account.

General Bajwa meeting in the US

Source: Dunya News

Besides Michael Pompeo, the army chief met with Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Joseph F. Dunford and Joint Chief of Staff Gen Mark Milley. Moreover, the chief of army staff was also present in the delegation which met President Trump in the White House.

General Dunford received General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Pentagon. On the arrival of the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), a 21-gun salute was also presented.

The top military leaders discussed bilateral military cooperation and mainly focused on regional security scenario. Besides, General Bajwa and US military leadership discussed war against terrorism and the Afghan peace process.

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Director-General Maj Gen Ghafoor ISPR said, “US leadership acknowledged contributions of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism and [its] role towards the Afghan peace process.”

The Afghan peace process was the major point of discussion between General Bajwa and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. The two dignitaries also talked about the significance of bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan.

As per DG ISPR, the army chief quoted, “Pakistan attaches great importance to restoring a robust bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, trust and shared values.”

As per the sources, General Bajwa stated in a meeting with US Senator Lindsay Graham and Ex-US Gen Jack Keane that strong relations between Pakistan and the US were necessary for regional stability.

“Bilateral relationship holds potential for both countries and would also assist in regional stability,” General Bajwa quoted.

General Bajawa told Graham and Keane about the enhanced security situation of Pakistan and also updated them about the opportunities for foreign investors in Pakistan.

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Think tanks across the globe stating about the significance of the visit of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to the US. Many considering the visit is a breakthrough in Pakistan’s foreign relations.

 

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