Pakistan: The United Kingdom (UK) has acknowledged Pakistan’s achievements in the ongoing war against terrorism as well as its efforts towards regional peace and stability.
“British leadership was unanimous in acknowledging Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism and commended the improved security situation in Pakistan and its positive efforts towards regional peace and stability,” according to a press statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) following the meetings of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa with senior military officials in London.
During his visit to UK, General Bajwa met Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nicholson Carter. The meeting was followed by delegation-level talks on security environment and bilateral cooperation. Later, the COAS called on Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson, Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Gareth Bayley and National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill.
During the meetings, evolving regional security environment and matters of mutual interest were discussed. Gen Bajwa told the British leadership that Pakistan was moving steadily towards enhanced stability and was ready to take the bilateral relationship in security and other fields of common interest to the next level for mutual benefit. The discussions ranged from the bilateral bond created by sizeable Pakistan diaspora in Britain as well as shared interests in evolving global geo-political and geo-economic environment.