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US welcomes appointment of General Bajwa as COAS

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner has welcomed the appointment of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan.

While addressing the daily press briefing, Mark Toner said that they congratulated General Bajwa on the appointment and welcome the transition to a new chief of army staff.

Toner said that he was just appointed, so let us give him a change to get up to speed. He continued that with respect to their counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan, US work with them quite closely. Toner said that they are aware of some of our concerns, which include a safe haven for some terrorists groups that are active in the region. He said that it was their interests to crack down on any terrorist group that may be finding safe haven within its borders.