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Japanese envoy calls on COAS, praises Pakistan's role in Afghan peace process

  • Army chief says Pakistan values its relations with Japan and acknowledged its efforts for regional stability
  • The army chief and US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken had a telephone conversation and discussed matters of mutual interest and regional security
Updated 14 Apr 2021

(Karachi) Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi and discussed regional security situation and measures to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) stated.

During the meeting, COAS Bajwa said that Pakistan values its relations with Japan and acknowledged its efforts for regional stability.

The Japanese Ambassador praised Pakistan's role for peace and stability in the region particularly the Afghan peace process and vowed to further enhance ties with Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the army chief and US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken had a telephone conversation on Wednesday.

During the conversation, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including latest developments in the Afghan peace process and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed, the ISPR said.

The COAS said that Pakistan will always support “Afghan led-Afghan Owned” Peace Process based on mutual consensus of all stakeholders.

The US dignitary also acknowledged Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both countries.