General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Admiral Sir Antony David Radakin, KCB, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of United Kingdom (UK) had a telephone conversation.

Rawalpindi - December 16, 2021

No PR-216/2021-ISPR

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Admiral Sir Antony David Radakin, KCB, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of United Kingdom (UK) had a telephone conversation, today. COAS congratulated the Admiral on assuming new appointment and hoped that he would play his role in further strengthening cooperation between the two countries. 

During the call, matters of mutual interest including military cooperation, regional security and current security/humanitarian situation in Afghanistan were discussed. COAS stressed upon the urgency for devising an institutional mechanism for channeling humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in order to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe. He also reiterated that Pakistan wants cordial ties with all its neighbours in pursuit of regional peace and prosperity. 

The British dignitary appreciated Pakistan's role in Afghan situation, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in security cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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