According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met a 15-member delegation of Afghan media professionals at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
The Army Chief while speaking at the occasion said that media can act as a bridge to create a conducive environment for promoting cultural and social, as well as people-to-people engagement between the two countries.
The statement of ISPR reads that COAS said that it is the responsibility of media and people to identify and defeat the spoilers of peace.
The COAS said that “Peace in Afghanistan is Pakistan’s earnest desire because peace of the two countries is interlinked,” added that the spoilers will not be allowed to derail the peace process.
General Bajwa while referring to Pakistan’s comprehensive border management regime said that the security of borders is in the best interest of the 2 countries.
The Army’s media wing also said that, Alluding to the benefits of regional connectivity for the two countries, the COAS Bajwa highlighted the importance of the restoration of peace in Afghanistan for the sustainable development of the region.
While appreciating the Pak-Afghan Youth Forum’s initiative for organising the journalists’ visit, the Army Chief hoped for a more frequent exchange of visits in future.
The COAS concluded by saying that “The Pak-Afghan youth is the hope for future peace and progress of the region.
The Afghan journalists thanked COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the opportunity for candid interaction and appreciated Pakistan’s sincerity and efforts for the Afghan people, including hosting of refugees and facilitative role in the Afghan peace process.
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