Gen Bajwa discusses Afghan peace process with President Ghani

Staff Reporter

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Kabul on Tuesday on a one-day visit where he held talks with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the ISPR, the two discussed bilateral issues, border management and the Afghan peace process during their meeting.

The army chief is accompanied by Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid and Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on his visit to Afghanistan.

The visit by COAS Bajwa follows a meeting with US Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Sunday.

According to the military’s media wing, during the meeting “matters of mutual interest” came under discussion as well as the overall regional security situation.

This included an exchange on “Afghan refugees issue and the Afghan reconciliation process”, a statement from the ISPR had read.

The two had also discussed the Pak-Afghan border management.

“Both shared steps taken in this regard and agreed to continue working towards mutually agreed goals,” the statement concluded.