UN high commissioner for refugees calls on Pakistan Army chief

09:45 PM | 16 Sep, 2021
UN high commissioner for refugees calls on Pakistan Army chief

RAWALPINDI – Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Thursday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, current situation in Afghanistan, and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.  

COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. He also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting UN core values and their response during crises.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's effort for hosting four million Afghan refugees for over four decades.

He also appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation including the provision of humanitarian aid/ assistance and pledged to play their role for further improvement in cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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