COAS calls on Tajik President, discusses security issues

RAWALPINDI (APP): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Monday called on President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe.

The COAS thanked President Rahmon for supporting Pakistan’s membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and for hosting the Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) initiative, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press statement issued here said.

President Rahmon expressed his sincere wishes for the people of Pakistan, appreciating the role Pakistan and the Pakistan Army played in the fight against terrorism and for bringing peace.

Both the sides discussed the regional security issues and had unanimity of views for peace in Afghanistan and the region. They reiterated the importance of dialogue, regional cooperation and support to Afghan-led and Afghan-owned initiatives.

The two also pledged to enhance and expand Pakistan-Tajikistan cooperation in the fields of defence and security.


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