ISLAMABAD, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke to top Afghan political and military leaders on Saturday, pledging to work for regional peace, according to the military here.
It was the first contact of the Pakistani new army chief with the Afghan leaders since he assumed office in November.
Bajwa called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and army chief Gen. Qadam Shah and pledged to work together for peace in the region, an army statement said.
"The COAS (Chief of the Army Staff) said peace in both countries is in greater interest of the region. Afghan leadership invited the COAS for a visit to Afghanistan," the statement from Pakistan army's media wing of Inter-Services Public Relations said.