RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tuesday arrived on a day long official visit to Tajikistan.

COAS called on Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon. Regional situation with particular reference to common challenges of fighting terrorism and reconciliation in Afghanistan came under discussion, according to ISPR press release.

The Tajikistan’s president appreciated Pakistan’s facilitation role in reconciliation process in Afghanistan and also lauded Pakistan Army’s phenomenal achievements in operation Zarb e Azb. He noted with admiration that the operation being conducted by Pakistani forces against terrorists is a role model for rest of the world.


Tajik President said that General Raheel Sharif’s visit will further cement bilateral relationship with Pakistan and provide an impetus to defence cooperation between both countries.

During the meeting, the army chief said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Tajikistan and offered Pakistan’s full support in capacity building of Tajikistan forces to counter terrorism.

Gen Raheel also held a meeting with Tajik Defence Minister and Chief of General Staff.  On arrival at the Army Headquarter, COAS was accorded very warm welcome and presented guard of honour.

Chief of Army Staff also visited Military Institute and Military Training Center of Tajikistan.