The Commander of the U.S. Military Central Command General Joseph Votel has discussed Afghan peace and reconciliation during a meeting with the army chief of Pakistan General Qamar Javd Bajwa.

The media wing of the Military of Pakistan in a statement said “US delegation led by General Joseph L. Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, called on Chief of Army Staff( COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa today. Geo-strategic environment, regional security and Afghanistan peace & reconciliation process were discussed. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts for regional peace and stability.”

The statement further added “COAS reiterated that peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace. He said that Pakistan despite constraints has contributed to all efforts for regional peace and would continue to do so.”

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad had earlier met with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior government officials to discuss ongoing efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

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