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US Deputy Assistant Secretary Calls On COAS

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells on Monday met the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed the issues pertaining to mutual interests and regional security.
According to a press release issued from ISPR, the two of them met on Monday and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells said during the meeting that the United States would continue to support efforts of peace and stability in the region.
The chief of army staff assured the United States of their complete support for peace in the region. He, however, said that other partners of the region should also work for lasting peace in the region.
Ambassador Wells assured that the US is committed to lasting peace and supports all efforts towards that end.
Both agreed that bilateral convergences should be leveraged to gain positive momentum rather than remaining hostage to perceptions, ISPR added regarding the meeting.
Wells arrived in Pakistan on an official visit on March 28. She has held meetings with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and National Security Adviser Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua.
Having served as a political officer at US Embassy in Islamabad, Wells previously visited Pakistan back in January, this year, accompanied by senior officials from US National Security Council and Ambassador David Hale. During her previous visit too Wells stressed on how critical Pakistan was to the success of her country’s strategy in Afghanistan.