Russian Ground Forces commander-in-chief, COAS discuss expansion of military ties
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Army General Oleg Salyukov, Commander in Chief Russian Ground Forces, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Tuesday.
During the meeting, matters related to enhanced security/training cooperation and measures to further expand joint military ties between the two armies were discussed.
The COAS said that cooperation between both countries will not only help in improving peace and stability in the region, but will also usher economic prosperity. “Pakistan does not believe in zero sum games but rather, integration and cooperation.”
The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s professionalism and achievements in the war against terrorism. He said that the world should appreciate more what Pakistan has achieved. He also expressed the Russian desire to forge strong and broad based relations with Pakistan.
Earlier on arrival at GHQ, Commander-in-Chief Russian Ground Forces laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour.
French National Defence Secretary General Landais meets COAS
Earlier on Tuesday, Claire Landais, Secretary General for National Defence and Security of France, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, including defence and security cooperation and overall regional security situation were discussed.
Both sides highlighted the need to increase military level interactions between the two countries to bolster defence ties.
The visiting dignitary appreciated the role of Pakistan Army in battling the scourge of terrorism in the country and for maintenance of peace and stability in the region.