Gen Bajwa meets Ghani, lauds Afghan authorities on peace initiative with Taliban


Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday travelled to Kabul for a day-long visit during which he held a one-on-one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and engaged in delegation-level discussions on issues of bilateral interest, read a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

During the trip that was reportedly made on the Afghan president’s invitation, the army chief also held meetings with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the top US commander in Afghanistan Gen John Nicholson.

According to ISPR, Gen Bajwa during his engagements “congratulated Afghanistan authorities on recent peace initiatives especially in respect of the Holy month of Ramazan/Eid”, a reference to the week-long ceasefire with the Taliban announced by Ghani last week.

“[The COAS] wished that these steps gain more of permanence, ultimately leading towards an enduring peace,” said ISPR.

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