COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa reaches Australia on two-day visit

11 Sep, 2017 10:48 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Australia on a two-day official visit on invitation of the Australian army chief on Monday.

Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS was given a tri service guard of honour. He called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J Campbell and the Naval Chief Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett.

Later, COAS also met Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne AR at Australian Parliament House.

During these meetings with Australian military and civilian leadership, COAS highlighted regional security situation and Pakistan Army’s contributions towards peace and stability.

The COAS said: “While Pakistan will continue to support all peace efforts; however, we expect that our security concerns are also addressed.”

He said that Pakistan has improved security situation and has a key role in regional economy. The Australian leadership appreciated Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and expressed commitment to further improve the bilateral collaboration in defence and security.

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