COAS General Bajwa mulls over security cooperation, regional peace on official visit to Germany

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa mulled over security cooperation, bilateral relations and regional peace on his official visit to Germany, reported ISPR on Thursday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Heiko Maas – Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany. The meeting was also attended by Markus Potzel – Special Representative for the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

During the meeting, the dignitaries mulled over matters of mutual interest, overall regional security situation including latest developments in Afghan Peace Process and bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Army Chief Pakistan noted that attaches great importance to its relations with Germany and expressed desire for enhanced mutually beneficial bilateral relations.

Meanwhile, German officials lauded Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region and pledged to further enhance bilateral relations between both countries.

COAS also visited Command & Staff College of Germany where he was Major General Oliver Kohl, – Commandant Bundeswehr Command & Staff College Hamburg, Germany.

During his visit, General Bajwa addressed students and faculty members and shared his views on “Pakistan’s Regional and Internal Security Perspective” and highlighted the external and internal security challenges faced by Pakistan and measures taken in the regard to mitigate the threats.

Future of enduring peace and stability in world hinges on ability to resolve long pending issues within the region. This can only be complemented through meaningful international support to take on challenging regional issues, said the Army Chief.

Addressing the issue of COVID-19 pandemic, COAS remarked that Pakistan’s Government along with other state institutions is doing its best to counter the challenges faced by Pakistan.