Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reached in Australia on a two-day official visit, where he met Australian Army chief and foreign minister to discuss the regional issues, Pakistan’s concerns and contribution towards war on terror.

The COAS reached Australia on an invitation by the Australian army chief, the ISPR said in a statement.

Upon arrival at Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, General Bajwa was given a tri-service guard of honour, after which he called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, the statement read.

During his meetings with Australian military and civilian leadership, the COAS highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability.

“While Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts, we expect that our security concerns are also addressed. The country has improved the security situation and a key role in regional economy,” the ISPR quoted General Bajwa as saying.

The Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve the bilateral collaboration in defence and security.