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Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey to hold trilateral military drills of special forces

03:39 PM | 26 Jun, 2021
Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey to hold trilateral military drills of special forces

ISLAMABAD/BAKU – The Special Forces of Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey will carry out joint military exercises in September this year to further enhance interoperability, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said Saturday.

Reports in international media quoting Azeri Defense Minister said ‘The corresponding decision has already been made. Special Forces of three countries are expected to hold exercises in Azerbaijan in September. ‘

The statement made in an interview stated that ‘Preparations are underway. Some groups of experts are already in Azerbaijan, inspecting the landfills. They highly appreciate our preparation.’

The trilateral cooperation of the three friendly countries was launched back in November 2017 when Azerbaijan’s top diplomat Elmar Mammadyarov held a meeting with Muhammad Asif from Pakistan Turkey’s Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baku.

The three nations agreed to boost trade, support each other on global platforms and augment defense cooperation.

The trilateral partners expressed their delight with the existing pacts based on strategic partnership, mutual respect, and trust while reconfirming their mutual respect and strong support for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of international borders of states.

Recently, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the country’s Chief of State Border Service (SBS), and Chief of State Security Service in Baku.

According to the military’s media wing, the Azeri officials and the COAS Gen. Bajwa discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral defence and security cooperation, regional peace and stability, and cooperation in energy, trade, and connectivity projects.

After his trip to Azerbaijan, Pakistan’s top commander landed in Turkey for a day-long visit and held a meeting with Turkey’s Defence Minister General (retd) Hulusi Akar. Turkey’s Commander General Staff and Commander of Land Forces also attended the meeting.

Officials appreciated Pakistan's role in regional peace and stability, especially the Afghan peace process. They also pledged to continue working on improving relations between the two countries.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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