Web Desk: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis had a twenty minutes telephone conversation. They discussed means to put end to the scourge of terrorism, reported 24 News HD.
In a press release issued by ISPR, it was reported that the army chief congratulated the defence secretary on assumption of new responsibility and expressed the hope that his vast experience in the ﬁeld will be of great value to the region.
It was added that Secretary Mattis commended the sacriﬁces and resilience of the people and armed forces of Pakistan and appreciated the role Pakistan Army has played in battling the scourge of terrorism. And both of them reaffirmed the commitment towards the common goal of peace and stability in the region and discussed measures towards that end. Both also agreed on continued engagement at multiple levels.
It may be added that earlier US Defence Secretary had phoned his Indian counterpart in which they were reported to have agreed to “sustain the momentum on key bilateral defence efforts”.