COAS calls for ‘sincere efforts’ to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

German special envoy holds talks with General Bajwa

By: News Desk
Published: 02:24 PM, 18 Dec, 2021
COAS calls for ‘sincere efforts’ to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Caption: German special envoy in a meeting with COAS General Bajwa.
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Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called upon the international community to undertake ‘sincere efforts’ for averting a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

This he said in a meeting with Mr Jasper Wieck, Special Representative of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), who called on him on Saturday, said a statement issued by the ISPR. 

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration /partnership in humanitarian measures were discussed.

The COAS said that Pakistan valued Germany’s role in global and regional affairs and it looked forward to enhancing its bilateral relationship.

The COAS said that the world can ill-afford to have an unstable Afghanistan, prone to economic collapse.

The Army Chief stressed the need for global convergence and sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.

He underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.