WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the US State Department and met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.
According to the chief military spokesperson, during the meeting, the two leaders discussed regional security issues and the Afghan peace process.
In another tweet, the ISPR DG quoted the army chief as saying: “Pakistan attaches great importance to restoring a robust bilateral relationship based on mutual respect, trust and shared values.”
The COAS also met the top US military leadership during his visit to Pentagon. Upon his arrival, the army chief was given a 21-gun salute.
During his series of meetings, the COAS also met with Senator Lindsay Graham and General (r) Jack Keane to talk about the security situation.
In the meeting, Senator Graham recalled his visit to Pakistan, appreciating the country’s role in improving the security dynamics, stated General Ghafoor.
The army chief briefed about the improved security situation in the country, resulting in opportunities for foreign businesses to invest in Pakistan.
“Bilateral relationship holds potential for both countries and would also assist in regional stability,” said the army chief.