Pakistan wants traditional
bilateral engagement
with US: Gen Bajwa

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that his country desires to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement and wish for long term and multi-domain enduring relationship with United States.

He said this while meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West who called on him at the GHQ, in Rawalpindi on Friday.

General Bajwa reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding looming humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

Zamir Kabulov meets COAS

Mr Zamir Kabulov, Special Representative of President of the Russian Federation on Afghanistan, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Friday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields was discussed. COAS said that Pakistan desires to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement with all the regional players and wish for long term & enduring multi-domain relationship with Russia.

RAWALPINDI: Zamir Kabulov, Special Representative of President of the Russian Federation on Afghanistan meeting with General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Friday.

COAS also reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Ambassador Yue Xiaoyong meets COAS

Ambassador Yue Xiaoyong, Special Envoy on Afghanistan Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Friday.

During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including Afghanistan situation and measures to further enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed. COAS reiterated the need for convergence of efforts towards a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan in pursuit of regional stability.

RAWALPINDI: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West meeting with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ, in Rawalpindi on Friday.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Gen Bajwa visits various sections of HIT,

Earlier, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Tuesday visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement. He was briefed on HIT capabilities, progress of ongoing projects and recently undertaken Balancing, Modernisation and Revamping (BMR) measures for HIT production units.

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa inspecting a defence unit at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Tuesday.

COAS visited various facilities of HIT and witnessed recently developed enhanced protection solutions and remote weapon systems for tanks, indigenously developed 155 mm Artillery gun barrel, ballistic / IED protection of military vehicles and manufacturing, rebuild and upgradation of tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).

The COAS also witnessed ongoing Research & Development projects and lauded the efforts of HIT to attain self-reliance through indigenisation in modern technologies of tanks, artillery guns and ballistic protection solutions for vehicles.

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa inspecting a project at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Tuesday.

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The army chief expressed his confidence in expertise of HIT and appreciated the commitment of chairman, officers and workforce towards transforming HIT into a modern defence production industry for meeting requirements of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at par with international standards. “Self-reliance in defence production is the hallmark of any country and we are proud of the milestones achieved towards that end,” Gen Bajwa said.

COAS visited various facilities of HIT and witnessed recently developed enhanced protection solutions and remote weapon systems for tanks, indigenously developed 155 mm Artillery gun barrel, ballistic / IED protection of military vehicles and manufacturing, rebuild and upgradation of tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).

Gen Bajwa witnessed on-going Research & Development projects and lauded the efforts of HIT to attain self-reliance through indigenisation in modern technologies of Tanks, Artillery Guns and ballistic protection solutions for vehicles.

COAS expressed his confidence in expertise of HIT and appreciated commitment of Chairman, officers and workforce towards transforming HIT into a modern defence production industry for meeting requirements of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at par with international standards. Self-reliance in defence production is the hall mark of any country and we are proud of the milestones achieved towards that end, COAS remarked.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Major General Syed Aamer Raza, Chairman HIT.