Pakistan, Turkey agree to further optimise military-to-military ties


General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), and General Umit DUNDAR, Commander Turkish Land Forces on Monday agreed to further optimise military to military ties particularly in training and counter-terrorism domains.

According to the ISPR, the visiting Turkish Commander called on COAS at GHQ where matters of mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries were discussed during the meeting.

COAS said that we highly value our brotherly relations with Turkey which are deeply rooted in history and entrenched in our cultural and religious affinities.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan Army’s role for regional peace and stability and contributions towards defeating terrorism.

Earlier on arrival, Commander Turkish Land Forces was also presented with a Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out military contingent.

Earlier today, President Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) upon Commander of Turkish Land Forces General Umit Dundar at a special investiture ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

President Alvi has reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Turkey as there existed huge opportunities for increasing cooperation in the areas of trade, defence and culture.

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