Belgium praises Pakistan's 'sincere efforts for peace in Afghanistan'

Belgian Ambassador to Pakistan Philippe Bronchain has appreciated Islamabad's sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process, The military's media wing said.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the appreciation comes during the meeting of the Belgian envoy with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

During the meeting, according to the ISPR, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including the latest situation in Afghanistan and enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed.

The COAS said that Pakistan earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations with Belgium based on common interests.

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The ISPR said that the visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan reconciliation process.

Both sides reiterated the commitment to enhance bilateral relationships at all tiers, it added.

Earlier this month, US Charge d’Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler called on General Qamar and also lauded Islamabad’s efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially in Afghanistan.

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The ISPR statement said that during the meeting between the army chief and the US envoy, matters of mutual interest, the regional and current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed.

On the occasion, the army chief said that Pakistan desired to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement with the United States and wished for long term and multi-domain enduring relationship.

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