McCain agrees Pak-Afghan security cooperation is crucial

Staff Report
2017-07-03
RAWALPINDI: A delegation of united states (US) senate armed services committee headed by senator John McCain called on chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday, whereat McCain agreed on the importance of Pak-Afghan security cooperation and coordination; an Inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said.



The delegation was briefed about regional security situation including Afghanistan.

In addition, the delegation was briefed on how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region.

COAS thanked the US senators for the visit and efforts for forging mutual understanding of the geopolitical security situation and challenges ahead.

He reiterated that Pakistan has done its best despite constraints and shall continue its efforts for peace and stability. In this regard enduring Pak-US security cooperation is a key factor, COAS added.

Senator McCain appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan army’s contributions and sacrifices in war on terror .

The delegation included US senators Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth  Warren, David Perdue and senior members of staff along-with US charge d’ affairs to Pakistan Jonathan.

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