Pak’s role in Afghan peace process appreciated

DUSHANBE: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif held a meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Tuesday.

They discussed regional situation with particular reference to common challenges of fighting terrorism and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Tajik President appreciated Pakistan’s facilitation role in reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

He lauded Pakistan Army’s phenomenal achievements in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He noted with admiration that the operation being conducted by Pakistani forces against terrorists is a role model for rest of the world.

Tajik President said General Raheel Sharif’s visit will further cement bilateral relationship, and provide an impetus to defence cooperation between both countries.

During the meeting, COAS offered Pakistan’s full support in capacity building of Tajikistan forces to counter terrorism.

General Raheel also held a meeting with Tajik Defence Minister and Chief of General Staff.