RAWALPINDI – The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said enhanced defence ties between Pakistan and Australia will help boost their bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of education and investment in regional connectivity and trade.

The army chief, who is on an official visit to Australia, said this during his meetings with representatives of Australian civil and military leadership. He visited the Australian Joint Operations and Planning Headquarters and Force Command headquarters.

General Bajwa also visited the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Office of National Assessment.

He said he was extremely impressed by the Australian goodwill for Pakistan and the desire of that country’s leadership to enhance bilateral relations.

Both civil and military leadership of Australia appreciated Pakistan’s contributions and achievements in the war against terror and acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistani nation and its army in this connection.