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COAS Qamar Bajwa, Turkish general agree to further optimize military-to-military ties

COAS Qamar Bajwa, Turkish general agree to further optimize military-to-military ties
January 6, 2022 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – General Selcuk Bayraktaroglu, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Thursday.

During the meeting, matters of regional security situation, mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries, were discussed.

The COAS said: "We highly value our brotherly relations with Turkey which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities." He underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan. He stressed upon the need for global convergence and sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian catastrophe.

Both sides agreed to further optimize military to military ties particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan armed forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.