US deputy secretary Anthony Blinken meets COAS


RAWALPINDI: Anthony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif here at General Headquarters Thursday.


According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), both the dignitaries discussed matters related to security challenges and reiterated the need of early resumption of reconciliation process to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan which is so critical for stability in the region.

US Deputy Secretary acknowledged sacrifices and appreciated efforts by Pakistani security forces for peace and stability in the region, ISPR said in a statement.

US Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr David Hale and United Stated Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Richard G. Olson were also present during the meeting, it added.