Pakistan Army Chief, Turkish defence minister discuss regional security, bilateral cooperation

10:12 AM | 11 Aug, 2021
Pakistan Army Chief, Turkish defence minister discuss regional security, bilateral cooperation
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RAWALPINDI – Turkish Defense Minister Gen (r) Hulusi Akar, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the military media wing said Tuesday.

According to the details shared by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the visiting dignitary reaffirmed Turkey’s full support of Pakistan’s stance on regional and international issues.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including defense and security cooperation between both the countries and the overall regional security situation especially the Afghan Peace Process were discussed.

Both sides reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey including the efforts for peace and stability in the region.

General Bajwa, earlier in June, called on the Turkish defense minister during his short visit to Turkey and discussed matters of mutual interest including the Afghan reconciliation process.

Meanwhile, the Turkish guest is also expected to meet with Pakistani Defense Minister Pervez Khattak and Defense and Production Minister Zobaida Jalal.

On Tuesday, Pakistan Army Chief also meets the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong at the GHQ.

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ISPR said matters of mutual interests, defense collaboration, progress on CPEC, and regional security were discussed in detail during the meeting.