US Ambassador meets COAS: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: US Ambassador David Hale met with Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday, said the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency. The Pakistan Army media cell said that the US ambassador lauded the Army Chief May 18 statement regarding Afghanistan. The COAS had mentioned measures ensuring that the Pakistani soil would not be used against anyone, said the ISPR. During the meeting, the hope for a stable and safe Afghanistan was expressed by both the sides. The Army Chief had reiterated that Pakistan would not let its soil be used against its neighbouring country, Afghanistan. According to the US embassy in Pakistan: “Ambassador Hale noted President Donald Trump’s call during his speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit for a vision of peace, security, and prosperity, and unity in conquering extremism and terrorism.” The embassy website said that Ambassador Hale acknowledged Pakistan role and great sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.