Austin discusses situation in Afghanistan with Pakistan’s Bajwa
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday had a phone conversation with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, to discuss the issue of safety and security in the region and the situation in Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_ Press Secretary John #._Kirby provided a readout that stated Austin spoke by phone with Bajwa “to discuss our mutual goals of security and stability in the region”.
During the call, expressed his interest in continuing to improve the US – Pakistan relationship and build upon the multiple shared interests in the region.
Austin and General discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, regional security and stability, and the bilateral defense relationship more broadly, the readout stated.