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COAS Gen Bajwa in Kabul–Pakistan played historic role for Peace talks in Afghanistan

Baku, June 10, AZERTAC

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa along with Director General ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed on Tuesday held talks in Kabul with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan.

According to DND News Agency, the top military leadership of Pakistan arrived in Kabul on a day visit in connection with the Afghan Peace process talks. Pakistan has been performing its role of peace in Afghanistan for decades and is a focal point among positive developments going on since the Afghan Peace deal penned in Doha.

Pakistan’s importance for peace in the region can be gauged by the fact that US representative Ambassador Khalilzad visited Pakistan 13 times since Sept 2018. He held detailed talks with COAS of Pakistan Gen Bajwa also on June 8, 2020.

COAS Gen Bajwa held separate talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as Abdullah Abdullah.

After talks, Abdullah Abdullah said that they held productive talks and stressed on the unique opportunity to further the cause of peace in Afghanistan and the stability in the region as the Afghan leaders take necessary steps toward intra-Afghan negotiations.

“I told him (COAS Gen Bajwa) that we are ready to engage with the Taliban on our common issues to end conflict & live together in peace. I reiterated on Pakistan’s constructive role in this regard,” said Abdullah Abdullah.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) President Ghani and COAS Gen Bajwa discussed bilateral issues, border management, and the Afghan peace process during their meeting.

Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq was also present in meetings.

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