US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad meets COAS

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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Monday.

According to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), regional security situation, the Afghan peace process with particular reference to border management and way forward for lasting peace in Afghanistan were discussed during the meeting.

“The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s untiring efforts for facilitating the process towards the mutual objective of peace in the region,” military media wing added.

Note that, last month US President Donald Trump has sought withdrawal of all US troops to return home from Afghanistan by Christmas.

Just hours earlier, his national security adviser had announced that the number of US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to 2,500 by early next year.

US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!.”

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