Thursday Sep 16, 2021
RAWALPINDI: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called on the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan, and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed.
The COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. COAS also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting UN core values and their response during crises.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in 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 the UN's role for further improvement in cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.