Rawalpindi (Agencies): The incoming US chargé d'affaires to Pakistan Ambassador Paul Jones on Thursday acknowledged Pakistan's contributions in preventing conflicts in the region, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Ambassador Jones called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, the ISPR said in a statement.
The two figures discussed matters of mutual interest, including regional security with particular reference to Afghanistan, it read.
On the occasion, the visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s contributions for conflict prevention in the region, the statement added.
Earlier, Bajwa said that Pakistan Army would keep doing all that was required from it for the provision of a secure environment for sustained socio-economic progress.
According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS was delivering a keynote address on “Security of Pakistan” at a three-day international conference at Air University Islamabad.
The conference titled is: “Radicalization: Perceptions, Realities and Challenges of Campus Life”.
The COAS talked in detail about security situation of the country and his vision of enduring peace in Pakistan and in the region. Highlighting internal and external challenges to national security, he said that a full spectrum of threat demanded comprehensive national response, involving all institutions of the state.
He underscored Pakistan’s resolve and determination to confront the global phenomenon of terrorism and extremism and cleanse the country of the menace.
In the end, the COAS said armed forces and the nation had sacrificed a lot to bring back stability across the country. Terrorism has been effectively contained with complete nation’s support but we need to remain vigilant and follow the correct course to move from survival to revival, he added.