Pakistan for strong ties with EU: Army chief

In a bid to assuage concerns among European nations in the backdrop of anti-France protests and calls for expelling the French envoy, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said his country desired strong ties with the European Union

May 18, 2021
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Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javad Bajwa (File)

In a bid to assuage concerns among European nations in the backdrop of anti-France protests and calls for expelling the French envoy, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said his country desired strong ties with the European Union.

Talking to Ambassador of European Union, Androulla Kaminara, Gen Bajwa said: “Pakistan values its relations with EU and earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests.”

After the anti-France protests last month, the Pakistan government’s agreements with the group leading the agitation had reinforced doubts among European nations, Dawn reported.

Gen Bajwa’s comments were, therefore, seen as an attempt to address some of those concerns.

Regional security situation, including recent developments in the Afghan peace process, had been discussed during the meeting, officials said.

Kaminara appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially for the Afghan peace process.

(SAM)

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