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Pakistan overcame all hurdles to ensure regional security: COAS

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that Pakistan overcame all hurdles to ensure regional security.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations statement, he remarked that Pakistan will continue working for peace as per nation’s resolve.

The COAS made the remarks after a meeting with a delegation from the United States, which was led by Deputy Assistant to the President Lisa Curtis. The meeting was also attended by US diplomats David Hale and Alice G Wells.

During the meeting, the participants were briefed regarding US policy on South Asia.

Issues pertaining to regional security and Pakistan-Afghanistan relations were also discussed.

US delegation was also briefed regarding the security steps taken by Pakistan.

The delegation hailed the sacrifices of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Pakistan, US to cooperate over battling terrorism: FO
Earlier in the day, Pakistan and the United States acknowledged the importance of better understanding and deeper cooperation to deal with challenges such as terrorism during a meeting on Thursday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria.

Zakaria shared on his official social media account that this was decided during a meeting between a 10-member delegation from the US, led by Deputy Assistant to the President Lisa Curtis, and a delegation from Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua.

During the meeting, the status of bilateral relations in diverse areas, regional situations including the situation in Afghanistan and human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK), along with Pakistan’s relation with India were discussed.

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