Rawalpindi, July 2, 2017: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted about meeting of a delegation of US senate (Armed Services Committee) headed by Senator John McCain called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today. Delegation included senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator David Perdue and senior members of staff. Mr Jonathan, US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan also accompanied the delegation.
The delegation was briefed about regional security situation including Afghanistan. The delegation was briefed how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region.
COAS thanked the Senators for the visit and efforts for forging mutual understanding of the Geo-Pol / security situation and challenges ahead. COAS reiterated that Pakistan has done its best despite constraints and shall continue its efforts for peace and stability. In this regard enduring Pak-US security cooperation is a key factor.
Senator McCain appreciated and acknowledged Pak Army’s contributions and sacrifices in War on terror . The senator also agreed on importance of Pak-Afg security cooperation and coordination.