H. E. Mr. Filippo Grandi Calls on COAS

Matters of Mutual Interest, Regional Security and Humanitarian Assistance Discussed

His Excellency, Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on September 16, 2021.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed. COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. He also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting the core values of UN and their response during crises.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's effort for hosting four million Afghan refugees for over four decades. He also appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation including the provision of humanitarian aid/assistance and pledged to play their role for further improvement in cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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