COAS meets US defence secretary and national security advisor
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Secretary of DefenceLloyd James Austin III, National Security Advisor Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Ruth Sherman during his visit to the US.
Matters of mutual interest, regional security and bilateral cooperation in various fields came under discussion during the meeting.
The COAS thanked US officials for their support and reiterated that assistance from the global partners will be vital for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims in Pakistan.
Both sides agreed that Pakistan and the US have a long history of bilateral cooperation and that economic ties will grow.
The COAS offered heartfelt condolence on the deaths and devastation caused by a hurricane in Florida.
He said Pakistan fully understands the loss and pain of bereaved families as Pakistan is suffering similar effects of climate change.
Both sides had convergence on major international issues including Afghanistan and the need for cooperation to avoid humanitarian crisIs and to improve peace and stability in the region.