European envoys commend role in Afghan peace process

By Staff Reporter
Friday – April 2, 2021
RAWALPINDI: Poland on Thursday, Ukraine on Wednesday and the European Union (EU), Canada and Denmark on Tuesday, commended Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press releases, Poland ambassador Piotr A. Opalinski called on the chief of army staff (COAS) general (Gen.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, at the general headquarters (GHQ), in the garrison city.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation between both countries were discussed.

COAS Gen. Bajwa said that Pakistan values its relations with Poland which are anchored by mutual trust and profound historic foundations.

He further expressed that both countries have convergence of strategic interests on a range of security issues including fight against terrorism.


The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ukraine ambassador Markian Chuchuk called on the COAS, at the GHQ, in the garrison city.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation came under discussion.

COAS said that Pakistan attaches great importance to furthering bilateral relations with Ukraine in all domains.

Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process.

Both sides reiterated the commitment for expanding bilateral engagements through structured forums and regular exchanges, particularly with respect to defence cooperation.

Separately, earlier on Tuesday, EU ambassador Androulla Kaminara, Canadian ambassador Wendy Gilmour and Denmark ambassador Lis Rosenholm called on the COAS, at the GHQ, in the garrison city.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral cooperation with EU and Canada came under discussion.

COAS said that Pakistan values its relations with EU countries and Canada and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests.

The visiting dignitaries also appreciated Pakistan’s role in regional stability, especially the Afghan peace process.

All sides pledged to play their role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation at all levels.


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