–US defence secretary guarantees army chief of close support to Pakistan
WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper on Friday telephoned Chief of Army Personnel General Qamar Javed Bajwa and admired Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process and swore to continue close support to Pakistan.
According to the representative of the Pentagon, matters associated to security and other bilateral concerns were gone over throughout the telephonic discussion.
On March 4, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had actually clarified that Pakistan just helped with the Afghan peace process for ending the decades-old war in the nation.
He stated this while taking the upper house of the parliament into self-confidence over the US- Taliban peace offer.
Following the effective dialogue, the US and the Afghan Taliban had actually signed the peace offer on February 29, marking an end to the 18- year-war in Afghanistan.
US Unique Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban Deputy Leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar had actually signed the arrangement as agents from each side.
The US and NATO soldiers would withdraw from Afghanistan within 14 months, a joint statement had actually stated, which was launched minutes prior to the offer was signed.
The finalizing event of a peace arrangement in between the US and Afghan Taliban was likewise gone to by agents of 50 countries, consisting of foreign ministers.