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COAS General Bajwa meets Mike Pompeo, US military leadership to deepen bilateral security cooperation

Washington DC, July 24: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday met with the senior American military officials and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during his three-day official visit to the United States accompanying Prime Minister Imran Khan to his maiden US visit.

On Wednesday, General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesperson for Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), gave a detailed update over the bilateral military official’s engagements in Washington DC via a series of tweets.

Besides Pompeo, the COAS also held meetings with General Joseph F. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, acting defense secretary Richard Spencer, and Joint Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, according to Dawn news reports.

Bajwa also participated in a delegation that headed to the White House, accompanying Khan on his visit.

US military leadership and Bajwa discussed regional stability, security situation, and bilateral cooperation between the US and Pakistan.

On his official Twitter handle, ISPR director Ghafoor said, “US leadership acknowledged contributions of Pakistan Army in the war against terrorism and [its] role towards the Afghan peace process.”

The ongoing Afghan peace efforts topped the discussion during Bajwa’s meeting with Pompeo during which they hailed the importance of key bilateral cooperation between two sides.

Bajwa was quoted by Ghafoor as saying: “Pakistan attaches great importance to restoring a robust bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, trust and shared values.”

During his meeting with Senator Lindsey Graham and former US General Jack Keane, the COAS stated healthy ties between two nations were vital for regional stability.

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

Moreover, the army chief briefed Keane and Graham over the enhanced security conditions of Pakistan, highlighting the “resulting opportunities” for international businessmen and investors.

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