COAS, Spanish FM discuss evacuations from Afghanistan

By: News Desk      Published: 10:31 AM, 11 Sep, 2021
COAS, Spanish FM discuss evacuations from Afghanistan
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Visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

According to a statement issued by the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Saturday, the meeting between the COAS and the Spanish foreign minister discussed the security situation of the region and issues of mutual interest.

The current developing situation in Afghanistan and defence cooperation also came under discussion in the meeting between the Army Chief and the Spanish FM.

Both sides reiterated the combined resolve for the provision of humanitarian aid and assistance to the Afghan people, the ISPR statement added.

The Spanish FM appreciated Pakistan’s role in successful evacuation operations from Afghanistan and efforts for regional stability.

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Earlier, in a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Spanish foreign minister lauded Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of foreigners and personnel of diplomatic missions and international organisations.

The premier had assured Pakistan’s continued support in this regard. During the meeting, PM Imran Khan called for positive engagement of the international community to ensure the stabilisation of the security situation in Afghanistan.

The premier underlined the importance of a secure, stable and peaceful Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region.