WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has expressed the resolve to take the war on terror to its logical conclusion.
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The Army chief met acting US national security advisor yesterday where both the dignitaries discussed regional security, the Pak army’s spokesman said.
According to DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, the COAS had a detailed meeting with the US official. Issues relating counter-terrorism efforts and measures to choke terrorists financing were discussed in the meeting, the military spokesman wrote on his twitter account.
Gen Sharif also visited Pakistani embassy where he addressed the Pakistani community in Washington. He said the armed forces are determined for complete restoration of peace in the country.
“Pakistan wants honourable and cordial relations with all neighbouring countries,” he said during his address. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring prosperity to the region, he added.
The COAS asserted, “Pakistan is absolutely determined to cope with the menaces posed by terrorism. Pakistan will not allow the sacrifices of our martyrs to go in vain; hence, the war against terrorism will be brought to its logical conclusion.”
Earlier, COAS met US Vice President Joe Biden at White House. US Vice President appreciated Pakistan’s contributions in war on terror.
Both of them stressed early resumption of reconciliation process to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan, so critical to peace and stability in region.
Acknowledging Pakistan’s crucial role for peace, Vice President recognised Pakistan’s immense sacrifices both in terms of human lives and economic losses.
The COAS gave Pakistan’s perspective of security and stability in region, which he emphasised, needs to be understood.
According to DG ISPR’s tweets on social media, the COAS will also visit Brazil for three days and spend a day with Pakistani soldiers in Ivory Coast United Nations Mission.