ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP):Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo Tuesday paid a farewell call on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and appreciated Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region.

The COAS thanked the Ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards strengthening Pakistan -Italy relations, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The COAS also congratulated the ambassador on his appointment as Civil Senior Representative of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Afghanistan.

The ambassador also pledged to contribute positively towards Afghan peace.