On Monday, October 22, 2018, US Ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones called on Chief of Army Staff General (COAS), Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Head Quarters (GHQ), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The meeting was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, and the two talked on issues of mutual interest including regional security. Moreover, matters regarding Afghanistan were also discussed. In October, while General Bajwa was in London, he stated that Pakistan was ready to take its relationship with the United Kingdom to the next level. This change can be beneficial for both the countries, who are striving to gain more strength and balance, but mostly for Khan’s “Naya Pakistan”. Besides this, the Chief of Army Staff COAS met UK Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholson Carter, and carried out delegation-level talks on the current security environment and alliance.
Director General (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor shared this tweet on his official account, “Ambassador Paul Jones, US Charge’ d’ Affairs to Pakistan called on COAS at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest including regional security with particular reference to Afghanistan were discussed.”