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COAS and DG ISI Holds One-On-One Meeting With Afghan President Ashraf Ghani In Kabul:
CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed reaches a day-long visit to Afghanistan and holds important One-on-One meeting with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing Head Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said in an official statement.
COAS General Bajwa and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was also accompanied by other Senior PAKISTANI Military Commanders and PAKISTAN’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan, Muhammad Sadiq during an unannounced visit to Kabul.
#COAS held one-on-one meetings with President @ashrafghani & Chairman High Council for National Reconciliation of #Afghanistan, @DrabdullahCE. COAS was accompanied by PM’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Affairs, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/649YPDeUJ4
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 9, 2020
“COAS held one-on-one meetings with President ashraf ghani & Chairman High Council for National Reconciliation of #Afghanistan, Dr. abdullah. COAS was accompanied by the PM’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Affairs, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq,” DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said in a press release.
During the meeting, CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lt. General Faiz Hameed discussed recent major developments and happenings in Afghanistan regarding the ongoing Afghan Peace Process with Afghan Taliban.
Afg President expressed appreciation for the PM of Pak for opening Torkham & Chaman border, allowing Afghan transit goods & facilitating stranded Afg return to Afghanistan by land & air routes. President was appreciative of the role being played by Pak for Afg Peace Process.(3/3) pic.twitter.com/tHfbeSUe62
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 9, 2020
Furthermore, both parties also discussed the further necessary steps needed to be taken to facilitate the ongoing Afghan Taliban led peace talks.
The recent visit of PAKISTANI Top MILITARY BRASS comes in line with the ongoing efforts to pull out all the US and foreign forces from Afghanistan in order to end the nearly 20 year conflict.
National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Chairman Dr Abdullah Abdullah said, “CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF (COAS) GENERAL Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed Pakistan’s support for our efforts and for the earliest possible start of intra-Afghan talks. I told him that we are ready to engage with the Taliban on our common issues and to end the conflict and live together in peace. I reiterated Pakistan’s constructive role in this regard.”
During the meeting, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani especially thanked PAKISTAN for opening the crossing points of Chaman and Torkham border and allow the trade of Afghan Transit goods by allowing the air and land routes of the country.
“Afg President expressed appreciation for the PM of PAKISTAN for opening Torkham & Chaman border, allowing Afghan transit goods & facilitating stranded Afg return to Afghanistan by land & air routes. President was appreciative of the role being played by PAKISTAN for Afg Peace Process,” DG ISPR General Babar Iftikhar further added.
This is the first high-profile visit of PAKISTANI TOP MILITARY BRASS to Afghanistan, since Ashraf Ghani holds second term in office.
During the meeting, both sides also discussed the time-bound return of Afghan refugees from PAKISTAN to their native country. During meeting, both sides also discussed to stop using of Afghan Soil against PAKISTAN by hostile countries, including india.
PAKISTAN has played a vital, formidable and decisive role in bringing the highly-trained and battle-hardened Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table with US to end the 2 decades conflict in the country by allowing a safe exit passage of highly-trained US forces from Afghanistan.
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