Ambassadors of Iran and China meet Pakistan Army Chief at GHQ while the US defense secretary also spoke to COAS.
DG ISPR posted a tweet. “H.E Mr Yao Jing Ambassador of China to Pakistan and H.E Mr Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan separately called on COAS at GHQ.
Ambassadors of Iran and China
According to tweet, regional security situation including US-Iran stand off came under discussion.
However, in another tweet, he said US Defence Secretary also spoke to General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
But, Pak Army Chief called upon all concerned to avoid rhetoric in favour of diplomatic engagement.
He said that we all have worked a lot to bring peace in the region by fighting against terrorism.
The COAS said: “We would like situation to de-escalate & shall support all initiatives which bring peace in the region.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan also called for de-escalation.
He said this, while talking to Oman’s Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah Assalami today.
Prime Minister calls for immediate measures
Prime Minister Imran Khan called for immediate measures for de-escalation in the Middle East and Gulf region.
During meeting in Islamabad, he expressed deep concern over the evolving situation in the region.
He further underlined the imperative of avoiding any further escalation.
The Prime Minister stressed that war is in nobody’s interest.
He recalled that Pakistan has suffered greatly due to earlier regional conflicts.
Hence, PM Khan made it clear that Pakistan would not be part of any conflict in the region.
He also recalled his earlier efforts for facilitation of contacts between the United States and Iran.
Furthermore, he recollected similar efforts for Iran-Saudi peaceful resolution of differences and disputes.
He reiterated that Pakistan would always be a partner for peace. Besides, Pakistan would continue playing its role to defuse tensions, prevent a conflict, and preserve peace.